6 ways to live sustainably with kids by purchasing more thoughtfully
What is sustainable living for kids?
Sustainability is - a development that meets the need of the present whilst conserving an ecological balance by not depleting natural resources or compromising the ability for future generations (our children) to meet their own needs.
Kids are never too young to live sustainably, by choosing eco-friendly products not only are you using your consumer power for good but setting a lasting example to your children by showing them small ways they can look after the environment by reducing, reusing & recycling, setting them up for a bright & healthy future ahead & ensuring the world is left in the best condition possible for future generations.
♻︎ Toys that grow with them
By choosing toys that are built for longevity that will grow with your child you're not only creating less waste that could potentially end up in a landfill but reducing your need to purchase additional toys as these types of toys will continue to stimulate a child as they & their skills grow & develop. We love these adorable wooden sitting animals which are handmade from sustainable materials, great for imaginative play, designed to survive for generations & perfect to pass down the family. . . .
For items you know you won't use for a life-time bio-degradable is a great option, when these products reach the end of their life-cycle they will simply break down in the soil just like plants, to leave a clean world for our next generation, what's not to love. Safe not only for you & your little one but the earth as well. Our firm favourite is our beautiful wooden bus tray with lots of sections so the peas don't touch the carrots and wheels perfect for dippy sauce.
♻︎ Go plastic-free
Reduce the plastic. Plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills with only 9% of all plastic waste produced having ever been recycled that means every plastic item your family has ever used could potentially still exist somewhere on the earth! Shocking right?