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The zero waste movement aims to create a lifestyle that creates as little waste as possible. In the name of that, there are countless things you can do. It is possible to get overwhelmed because convenient good value habits are not always easy to replace.

The common sense advice is simply to stop buying plastic as much as your lifestyle and finance allow you to do so. Reuse as much as possible all the plastic you already have

The message about plastic is very loud and clear. Plastic use, especially singe use plastic is bad and there are vast plastic islands floating in the ocean.

In this article, I want to share 5 things you can do right now towards zero waste.

1. Stop using plastic cups 

Some coffee shops have already created marketing campaigns, based on the fact that in the UK alone there are 2 and a half billion cups thrown away each year. Only 1 in 400 if these cups are being recycled. That is because the paper has to be separated from the plastic coating and not all recycling centres have the machinery.

2.Switch to bamboo toothbrushes

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about why bamboo toothbrushes are a great replacement for your plastic ones. Some studies also suggest that by doing that you will also absorb less toxic material due to its material. When heated the plastic leaches in your mouth and over time adds up in your body. Bamboo toothbrushes can be bought from here.

3.Replace your plastic bags

This one is an easy one, too. Most supermarkets sell non-plastic shopping bags and they are normally inexpensive. The big issue about plastic bags remains when it comes to buying packaged foods as even most fruits and vegetables are also packaged in single-use non-recyclable bags. You can collect those bags and reuse them as much as possible.

4. Stop using plastic straws

The good news is that most food serving establishments have stopped giving straws in their drinks. Unless it is absolutely necessary straws are better avoided for the same reasons other plastic materials are. You can buy straws made from stainless steel or other eco-friendly material. There are times when straws are very useful but in most cases, using a straw is simply a habit that can be easily replaced or entirely removed.

5. Stop using cotton buds

Most of us have seen the images shared on Social Media with all the damage a single cotton bud can do by simply ending up in the ocean. Unfortunately, that is what happens with most of them. There are countless project and campaigns throughout the world focusing on keeping the beaches and the oceans’ plastic free. Here is an example of a Cotton Bud Campaign in Scotland. In the meantime, the next best thing is to purchase some biodegradable cotton bud from My Pure Core Amazon Store.

Speaking personally I am not ready yet to mix my own detergent or not set my foot inside a supermarket. It is my belief that everything that you do or buy has an effect on something or someone. It is the ripple effect that every action you take will make a difference in some way.

Start today.

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It’s been a week since I have been using a bamboo toothbrush. I can’t believe I didn’t make the switch earlier.

Not so long ago I read an article written by someone who lives in Costa Rica. In their article, they said that almost every time after a storm the beach that they go to gets covered with hundreds of toothbrushes. It is not a nice feeling to witness that for sure.

Did you know that all the plastic created in the world still exists? Personally, I feel this is something that we can all do something about, starting today.

I believe that the little things that you do daily make the difference.

Plastic Detox and Zero Waste Lifestyle are constantly gaining popularity. I am well aware that this whole thing is a privilege and we do have to take advantage of it. Choose less waste and less harm when you can.

Here are 5 reasons why you should use a bamboo toothbrush.

1. It’s easy and very accessible. There are 4.7 billion toothbrushes manufactured every year and the advice is to replace them every 3 or so months. Your toothbrush seems like an important item to switch as you are using it daily. Using a bamboo toothbrush seems like an easy swap as you can buy them from Amazon.

2. It’s biodegradable cruelty-free product which is also suitable for the whole family. Bamboo is one of the best multi-purpose sustainable materials that you can use. The handle feels so light and it’s perfectly curved for tiny hands, too. Nearly the whole product [excluding the brusels} is compostable-including the packaging that it comes in.

3. The bamboo material has antibacterial properties. This is one of the main reasons bamboo grows so fast in nature. It’s so nice to hold it in your hands and it feels as light as a feather. It’s perfectly shaped and it fits in my youngest son’s hand nicely. The multi-coloured bristles is also a winner.

4. Bamboo is a wonderful alternative to the plastic that we are so used to using.  Habit and convenience will win over new things that you might haven’t tried before. In this occasion replacing your toothbrush will prove you wrong. The bamboo material is amazing in mimicking the plastic one that we are used to using since no age. My only regret is that I didn’t do it earlier.

5. It’s BPA free non-toxic material which is a guarantee for a wonderful quality product. Anything that you can do to reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals in your lifestyle is a step in the right direction. It is good for your health and great for the environment.

We are all part of this amazing circle of life. The life of the toothbrush can simply be used as food for plants or poison for the oceans. You can make the change! Happy brushing!

For a cleaner planet and cleaner teeth I recommend you head over to My Pure Core Amazon Store

Security systems have now become a part and participle of our daily lives and with the rise of safety threats, there is no reason it shouldn’t be. Technology has been complimentarily advancing in the direction of maintaining security for us. Wireless panic systems are the new cool. Well, also because they are so much better than the older traditional alarms. If you are on the verge of setting up an alarm system for your workspace or your house, you need a serious consideration of wireless panic alarms and how they can outsmart other systems and be not just a smart investment but also a safe one. Here are some key features you need to know about panic alarm systems.

1.Increased Connectivity

One of the first features of panic alarm systems that makes it so much better than other wireless systems is that it does not rely on any kind of cellular connection or service to communicate. This means it can be used at places where cellular connectivity is low or gets blocked due to some reason. It is a great way to stay connected with people working in fairly dangerous zones without proper communication with the rest of the team. It can prove to be really efficient in case of an emergency.

2.Can Be Used Anywhere

These are highly flexible systems which means they can be used literally anywhere. If you are looking for wireless alarm systems for your workspace, house, tannery, schools, hospitals or even research centres, they are the best choice to go with. It is specially designed to be employed at places where lone workers are left undisturbed for long durations of time. In such cases, they can buzz the alarm by pressing a wireless panic button nearest to him and you can then take the required measures to help them out.

3. Automatically Detect Situations

Mishaps don’t give a warning before happening and a panic situation doesn’t let everyone think straight. This is why wireless panic alarm systems can automatically detect if everything at a given place is working smoothly or not. You can also program it to send triggers at fixed intervals to which the workers present in the area can respond with “everything’s fine here” signals. If no response is received it will alert the officials of a probable mishap. There is nothing more important than your safety and this will ensure there are no stones left unturned for it.

4.Focuses on Details

Sensors are an integral part of a wireless panic alarm system. To reach the place of mishap is one thing, and to reach with appropriate tools and equipment for rescue is a greater thing. Sensors can detect what exactly the situation is at the place. Taking a rope when there’s a fire wouldn’t help, will it? So, this will let you know the situation and you can take steps accordingly. There are so many types of sensors that can be integrated even at a later stage to provide you with a detailed analysis of the situation.

5.Secure and Fool Proof

Since this doesn’t have hard-wired connections it is not possible for an intruder to disable the alarm just by cutting a wire. This offers a higher-level security. Another great advantage of this is that it can be installed even after the construction of the place has completed which is not the case when it comes to wired alarm systems. Moreover, this offers an increased level of mobility as it is not always possible to reach out for panic buttons when you are stuck or in a similar position.

There is no better and advanced substitute for a wireless panic alarm system and it is always a wise decision to opt in for this. These are also fairly priced and will not try to burn a hole in your pockets. If security is at stake, you need the best protection possible within your budget and this is the solution you have long been looking for.