HOW TO BE 
ECO-FRIENDLY

Your small gestures, make a big difference

At Ecologic Cosmetics by Linda Nicolau we believe that small, simple gestures, performed on a regular basis, can have an enormous impact on the enviroment and our wellbeing. Just by making little tweaks to your daily habits, with hardly any effort, could contrinute to make the world a better, more livable and beautiful place!

You may have already read about the consequences and harm that has been done to the Earth already in our Ecology and Environment page. On this page you can learn how household products and habits can affect and improve that!

- SIMPLE SOLUTIONS | Save Energy & Natural Resources -

In a most parts of the world in general, we are not good administrators of the electricity, water or petrol we consume. WE NEED TO LEARN TO USE ONLY WHAT WE REALLY NEED. Drinking water is a precious commodity. We know excessive use of petrol in vehicles, contaminates the air we breathe and that overuse of energy and non-renewable resources harms our planet. You can help by:

SAVE WATER

  1. DON’T LEAVE TAPS ON. When not in use, turn off the faucet.

  2. SHOWER INSTEAD OF TAKING A BATH. Once in a while we all need to release stress and ease muscles – but try not to make having a bath a daily habit.

  3. REPAIR LEAKING TAPS AND PIPES. A drop per second is 20 litres of water wasted a day.

  4. DON’T WAIT FOR HOT WATER. Instead, use that cold running water meanwhile to fill up glasses or buckets for cleaning or to water plants.

  5. FLUSH SENSIBLY. Install a controlled flush so you can choose how much water you need. TIP: You can also carefully place a brick inside cistern / toilet tank to reduce the amount of water consumed per flush.

 

SAVE ENERGY

  1. SHARE A RIDE. TAKE THE BUS. OR WALK. OR BIKE. Try to use the car as little as possible and use alternative transport such as a bicycle and public transport. Walking of course is the most economical, ecological and healthy way to move around. If you really need to use the car, hybrid, electrical, etc. vehicles are the least harmful for the enviromment. Sharing a car is also a great way to reduce toxic waste, by the way!

  2. UNPLUG ELECTRONICS. When not in use, remember to unplug items like chargers, computers, kitchen appliances, etc. Some items such as TV’s can continue using up 33% of energy! This is not only bad for the environment but also for your pocket.

  3. SWITCH OFF THE LIGHTS. Seems simple enough right? It’s surprising home many people leave lights on when they leave a room or have electric lights on during the daytime instead of using natural light.

  4. USE FANS. Air conditioning is not only expensive to run but is very dehydrating for your skin! Use or install ceiling fans when you can in as many rooms as possible for better health and less consumption. If you need air conditioning, remember to close all windows and doors whilst in use – and turn off when you leave!

  5. UPDATE BULBS. Changing old bulbs for new low consumption bulbs may seem a little expensive at first but reduces consumption and your electricity bills.

  6. THINK RENEWABLE. When purchasing a product, building a house, refurbishing, etc. choose energy efficient systems powered by solar or wind energy.

  7. SUPPORT LOCAL. Purchasing goods such as food, clothing, furniture… from local suppliers, farmers, artisans and businesses, not only helps support local economy but also reduces the amount of fossil fuel and contamination used to transport these goods from the country or place of origin, to your area.

  8. BUY SMART. When investing in larger items such as kitchen appliances, a car or even installing new windows, think of the long term energy consumption effects and costs by searching for energy certified products.

"Consume Responsibly"

  • RECYCLE: SEPARATE ORGANIC WASTE, CLOTHING, PAPER, PLASTIC and GLASS and deposit in appropriate containers found in all cities, for recycling. This prolongs the life of each item and preserves our natural resources. At the same time you will be reducing waste that damages nature and our environment. Want to take it a step further? COMPOST! Here is a starter’s guide to composting.

  • RE-USE CONTAINERS: PURCHASE PRODUCTS IN GLASS or SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS and RE-USE whenever possible before final disposal. These conscious gestures are another way of collaborating to preserve natural resources. Click here for some smart and original RE-USE and RECYCLE ideas!

  • TAKE A BAG (or several) FROM HOME TO GO SHOPPING: KEEP PLASTIC, FABRIC AND PAPER BAGS AND RE-USE. Plastic is derived from petroleum and paper comes from trees. Instead of accepting new bags from shops you should take a reusable bag with you. Keep a few in the back of your car or in your rucksack so you always have them on hand. The most important thing is to use the least amount of bags possible and remember that each bag has several lives. When you go shopping learn to say “I don’t need a bag thank you’’ because you most likely do not need it! If you do require a bag from the store, ensure it is biodegradable in a short period of time and dispose of it in an appropriate container… Or better still, choose a re-usable bag. Remember: RECYCLABLE does not mean RECYCLED.​

  • DO NOT LITTER: ONLY DISPOSE WASTE ITEMS IN APPROPRIATE BINS or CONTAINERS and do not throw rubbish in the streets, countryside, rivers, beaches or in the sea to avoid contamination of those areas.​

  • GREEN FINGERS? GROW YOUR OWN: Growing your own food is not only healthy and satisfying, it also helps reduce waste, packaging and transport! You can start off with your own little herb garden on a window sill or terrace and then give vegetables a go! Do not worry if you don’t have space, most communities have city garden and can allocate you a space to get your green on. And there are plenty of natural fertilisers and pesticides you can use. Subscribe for tips!

  • CONSUME LESS BEEF: Livestock are one of the biggest contaminators on the planet; not only because of the enormous amount of land and resources needed to feed and keep them, but because cows emit methane gas, which is 23 times worse than CO2. Eating a single beefburger is equivalent to running your A/C machine for 24 hours. By choosing chicken instead of beef next time you go to a restaurant or at the supermarket, you will be reducing your greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 90%. Imagine if you choose veggies instead, which require 50 times less land than cows!

  • BUY ECOLOGICAL GOODS, ORGANIC FOOD & CHEMICAL FREE HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: With this action not only are helping reduce contamination, it is also beneficial for your family’s health. Here are a few advantages of buying eco-friendly products:

  1. They usually contain minimal non toxic packaging which can be recycled, re-used or destroyed without harming the environment.

  2. They have not experimented with animals.

  3. They try to not harm the environment during or after use.

  4. If products contain natural ingredients such as herbs, flowers or plants, they are usually from a sustainable source, which means they can be cultivated again and again with a limited or no use of chemicals.

  5. They will never use species in extinction.

  6. Products made or containing wood, will come from protected forests.

  7. They will aim to use recycled and re-used materials.

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- KNOW YOUR RUBBISH -

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED? 

How long it takes for items you use everyday to decompose?
Trash or Stash?
Ecologic Tip

Don't throw away your Ecologic Cosmetics containers! 

Keep and re-use our b​oxes as practical containers for your belongings! Use them to store cotton buds, cotton wool, pencils, buttons, clips... 

Did you know?

At Ecologic Cosmetics we use 100% recycled bottles! 

 

This means we use R-PET, made of 100% post consumer plastic particles. We also use a dark colour to ensure we do not need to use boxes to protect our natural, organic ingredients. 

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