Reduce your household waste with EasiYo

March 3, 2020

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So many times, people want to take the steps to become more eco-friendly but just aren’t certain on how to make it happen. The good news is that with baby steps and small changes, big things can start to happen. Instead of overwhelming yourself by trying to figure out where to start, why not consider some of these simple ideas and steps to make it easier for yourself? Leaving behind and using less waste doesn’t have to be overly difficult at all. 

If you’re looking for simple ways to start to become more eco-friendly at home, consider some of these actions to help get you started. 

Be conscious of what you purchase as the store

This is one of the biggest ways that we continue to add to the landfills. We live in a society that is all about convenience and it’s hard to not fall into that trap easily every single time. Running to the store and grabbing whatever off the shelf without taking into consideration whether or not the package is recyclable or anything like that is a big deal. If you can slow down on your shopping, you may start to make better decisions about the items that you purchase. 

Buy food containers that you can reuse time and time again

We can probably all admit that we’re wasteful at times. But reusing containers is one simple way that we can easily and instantly become more eco-friendly in our homes. The EasiYo company has made it super simple to do this because they’ve created an EasiYo Yogurt Maker that literally allows you to create your own yogurt and store it in a container that you can use over and over again.

What this means is huge. It means no more buying plastic yogurt containers at the store and being wasteful by tossing them in the trash. It means that with the use of this simple machine, you can easily eliminate a ton of waste in your very own home with ease. It also means that you’re making something for your family with good ingredients as well. It’s like a double whammy of positivity. 

Less pollution, less waste, more taste, and flavour! Plus, once you eat your first batch of yogurt, you can just start the process over again and make more. Each year, there are more than 41 million plastic yogurt containers that get “tossed” in the trash. This is a lot and a huge growing problem. By switching to a reusable container, you can help start the trend of eliminating this harmful habit. 

Little steps

It’s the little steps like this that make a huge difference in the world. It’s time to take charge and start a new trend in your house. Be less wasteful and more mindful of your everyday usage. 

Just by being aware and conscious of what you use, you’ll find so many other ways that you can start to become more eco-friendly as well. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process – just start small and allow yourself to grow. 

Win an EasiYo Yoghurt Maker Starter Pack

To help you become more eco-friendly at home we have an EasiYo Yoghurt Maker Starter Pack to giveaway.

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  • Solange March 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I buy unpackaged fruit and vegetables and opt for cans and cardboard that are widely recycled instead of plastic.

  • Tracy Nixon March 3, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I recycle everything and repatch and repair rather than buy!

  • Julia Kerr March 3, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Making sure to take a drink out with us in a Reusable Bottle so we aren’t buying drinks in disposable cups/plastic bottles

  • Peter Watson March 3, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I’m gradually cutting out all dairy and have swapped cows’ milk for hemp milk.

  • Anna Wood March 3, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I always make sure I use my reusable coffee cup and water bottle.

    I get through so much yogurt this would be amazing

  • Ritchie Dee March 3, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Shopping at “no waste” shops where you can take your own containers

  • Rich Tyler March 4, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Recycling / re-using bags

  • Susie Wilkinson March 4, 2020 at 12:21 am

    I try to walk to places more and have switched to a green energy tariff

  • Ursula Hunt March 4, 2020 at 6:59 am

    I am trying to reduce my meat intake

  • Kelly Wiffin March 4, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I use a reusable bag as much as I can and I recycle everything I can

  • justine meyer March 4, 2020 at 11:52 am

    We have three recycle bins in the house and try to reuse and reduce

  • Laura Johnson March 4, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve been using Bee Wraps instead of sandwich bags,

  • Helen Tovell March 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Re reduce, reuse, and recycle

  • Eileen Hindley March 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    I try not to buy anything that is covered in plastic

  • Lisa Wilkinson March 7, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    We are eating veggie two weeks out the month and have started eco-bricking

  • Katie B March 8, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Reusable cups, beeswax wraps and also looking at the packing of the things we ate buying and finding more friendly alternatives, we’ve recently started shopping at a shop where we take our own containers!

  • Fiona jk42 March 8, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    We buy fruit and veg fromj our local greengrocer who sells them loose or in paper bags.

  • Iain maciver March 8, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    reduce, reuse, and recycle

  • Helen W March 9, 2020 at 10:47 am

    We have metal drinks bottles, buy loose fruit & veg and only use tap water

  • Angela Treadway March 9, 2020 at 11:05 am

    i do recycle and try not to use plastic bags x

  • Krzysia March 9, 2020 at 11:38 am

    What don’t I do? I pretty much do all I can from recycling to composting to storing/saving water to walking everywhere to keeping my house heated at a max of 15 degrees to never using plastic carrier bags (for over 25 years now) to installing PV panels to buying loose fruit and veg………etc, etc.

  • Sheena Batey March 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I am carrying a refillable water bottle and using a bag for life

  • Helen Arlow March 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I use reusable water bottles and shopping bags. I try to recycle as much as possible, but I could definitely do more

  • Kerry Taylor March 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I buy my fruit from the market, we don’t use bottled shampoo or conditioner anymore, I am currently on my second Eco Egg (as we wore the first one out!!), I buy products in glass bottles where possible and I always try to keep in mind that it’s better not to buy at all than to recycle. Lots of little things, that hopefully all help!

  • fiona waterworth March 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    We recycle everything we can, the children made little waste composters, and we try to buy loose fruit and veg, no packaging

  • Lucy Wright-Booth March 9, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    My latest change is using beeswax wraps – they’re amazing!

  • Catherine S March 10, 2020 at 4:39 am

    I recycle everything and reuse items where possible

  • claire willmer March 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    We have recycle bins in the house to help with our recycling and getting the children involved and we are using reusable drinks bottles and Tupperware for packed lunches.

  • Tracy Newton March 10, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    We are working towards stopping using single use plastic. We pass unwanted things to other people, charities or charity shops. I am amazed how much of our trash has become someone else’s treasure

  • Kimberley March 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I have recently gone vegetarian and have been trying to cut down on items we buy packaged in plastic.

  • Emma England March 11, 2020 at 11:18 am

    I am trying to avoid using single use plastic, reusable water bottles and a fabric tote shopping bag.

  • Glenn Lovatt March 11, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Looks yummy!

  • Lisa March 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    When I walk up Snowdon I pick up litter, buy local vegetables and fruit, homemade compost with veg cuttings, freeze leftovers, drive economically, run an eco club as a geography teacher!

  • lisa jones March 11, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    we have switched to a refillable bottle supermarket for as much as we can

  • L. Mundy March 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Using blankets and putting on extra layers instead of putting the heating on. Also using reusable bags for shopping.

  • Kim M March 13, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Use glass jam jars tor storage instead of plastic bags x

  • Samantha M March 15, 2020 at 5:36 am

    I’m always carry a reusable bottle and canvas bag with me, and now recycle religiously.

  • Ruth Harwood March 17, 2020 at 7:51 am

    We’re reusing our coffee jars as money boxes for the kids, complete with colourful labels we found and with plenty of rattling pennies inside! Teaching them the value of money!
    We’re also using other empty jars for buttons and as storage for dry food items like pasta xx

  • Sandra Fortune March 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Recycling using my own bags Try not to buy plastic containers Grow home grown fruit and vegetables and make my own compost

  • Susan Willshee March 19, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I have a metal water bottle which I always refill rather than using single use plastic. For some reason the metal keeps the water lovely and cold, even on warm days.

  • James Travis March 20, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Bought a refillable bottle for when I go out running to reduce single use plastic.

  • Troy Easton March 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Using only ECO friendly light bulbs now in my house as I can’t buy the normal ones anymore.

  • Jo McPherson March 21, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Reducing plastic as much as we can, re-using stuff and being more aware of the origin of goods

  • Yvonne Wilkinson March 21, 2020 at 11:35 am

    My big thing is trying to eliminate food waste in my home. I need to find more recipes for leftovers

  • Samantha Jayne Brown March 21, 2020 at 11:44 am

    i recycle regift composte and grow my own produce where possible

  • donna jones March 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    I use a reusable bag as much as possible when im shopping

  • Anthea Holloway March 21, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I make my own wine from blackberries and apples that I grow myself.

  • Geoff Hibbert March 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I always recycle and I don’t buy anything plastic

  • Mel Pennie March 22, 2020 at 9:07 am

    We have just prepared our garden to accommodate a vegetable patch, and bought a greenhouse. Going to try and be more self sufficient in the future.

  • Susan B March 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I carry my metal water bottle with me when I am out; I use compostable bags for my cat litter and I use waxed wraps instead of cling film over my food.

  • Rachael Sexey March 22, 2020 at 9:49 am

    We swapped all our water bottles to the metal ones and we only use metal straws now

  • Carole Nott March 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I am using ,less throw away packaging

  • paula cheadle March 22, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I try not to buy anything that is wrapped in cellophane, and I recycle everything I can

  • Laura Pritchard March 22, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    We walk everywhere, we don’t have a car, and are trying to eat local meat only.

  • Susan Smith March 22, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Not using plastic at all where can be helped

  • Christina Curtis March 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Reusable food covers and also only buying fruit and veg from our local green grocer so no plastic!

  • Dan March 22, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    great stuff

  • Hannah Fuller March 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    This would be wonderful for my new home and give me an excuse to start eating healthier!

  • Samantha Buntain March 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    My biggest one is that I walk much more. I walk to appointments, nursery and work

  • Debbie Dale March 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Buying unwrapped fruit and veg, using wax wraps for my pack up, crocheting my own face pads, trying to do as much as I can.

  • Tracy B March 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I recycle/upcycyle everything I can, use a fabric carrier bag for shopping and grow my own veg. I’m also very conscious of food miles so only buy locally and try to buy only locally produced food. I don’t have any food waste as I only buy what I need and make sure I use it

  • Jeanette Leighton March 22, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Using a material bag instead of plastic ones when I go shopping

  • Theresa Thomas March 22, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I make my own bread, and have just bought reusable tolilet paper

  • Janine H March 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve stopped buying cling film and plastic food bags, I’ve also managed not to buy plastic carrier bags since the charges for them was introduced as I use hessian type shopping bags

  • Sian Buckingham March 22, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    We are really trying to focus on using less plastic, and recycling everything we possibly can!

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