2023 was the hottest year on record, characterised by severe weather events all across the globe. Some of the world’s largest forests bore the brunt of extremely hot and dry conditions, cyclones and floods wreaked havoc in New Zealand and Australia, as well as further afield in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and drought contributed to crop failure and destructive bushfires.
Protecting the earth is a shared responsibility, and while one small change at the household level won’t resolve all the world’s problems, it’s a great place to start!
At WholeLife we stock a range of sustainable products to help you live a greener, cleaner life. Here are some of our favourites.
Do away with single-use products, starting with straws! These stainless steel alternatives are non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals found in plastic straws—better for you, and the planet! Oh, and they’re dishwasher safe!
Recycled toilet paper has been the talk of the town for a while, but Who Gives A Crap is now producing an extensive range of recycled paper products, including these kitchen towels! They’re made from sustainably sourced bamboo and sugar cane and come in biodegradable and recycled packaging.
Do away with paper coffee cups once and for-all! Get your hands on a reusable coffee cup like this plastic-free, certified non-toxic, antibacterial, stain, and odour resistant one by Joco.
Everyone out there with a menstrual cycle: this is for you! Swap out the single-use pads and tampons for some comfy, ultra-absorbent leakproof undies. WholeLife stocks a range of Pelvi underwear, with various styles and cuts on offer to suit your preferences.
Clean the green way! This Australian-made plant-based dishwasher is free from phosphates, chlorine, residues or toxic fumes, making it safer for our waterways and leaving your dishes grease-free and squeaky clean.
Avoiding buying bottled water is one of the best (and simplest) things you can do to benefit the environment! Carry a reusable bottle with you wherever you go and simply refill it as needed. In most parts of Australia, we’re lucky to have access to safe, clean drinking water—let’s make the most of it!
These nappies offer over 12 hours of leak-free protection for little ones. They’re made from natural, sustainably sourced materials including wood pulp, pure cotton, and plant-based absorbent polymers, to reduce the risk of skin irritation while considering planetary health also! Ecoriginal nappies are free of toxins and more than 90% biodegradable. Keep your baby happy, and keep the earth happy in the process!
It’s never been more important to make sustainable choices, but it’s also never been easier. We challenge you to consider where you could make your lifestyle a little kinder to the earth—and we’re here to help you every step of the way!
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ANU Communications & Engagement (2024) ‘Record heat in 2023 worsened global droughts, floods and wildfires’, The Australian National University. <https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/record-heat-in-2023-worsened-global-droughts-floods-and-wildfires>.