Refilling corner at the Eco Store.

Going Eco

The containers of Eco Store products are made of sugar cane plastic which meant lower carbon footprint.

The containers of Eco Store products are made of sugar cane plastic which meant lower carbon footprint.

As much as we could, team T&T would try our best to lessen our impact to Mother Nature. Although we haven’t fully diminished our use of plastics, we would try not to use much.  We started with bringing our re-usable bags when doing groceries ever since we were in the little red dot.

Now that we moved here in middle earth, we even feel more desire to be eco- friendly. One is that we see more of nature’s beauty. But a big part of it is that the community itself supports such cause. Waste segregation is encouraged in every household and recyclable waste is collected fortnightly.

You could even find a lot of reasonably priced products in the supermarket that are eco-friendly. I discovered a brand selling various products that encourages refilling rather than constantly buying new plastic containers. The products range from body care to all household stuff such as laundry soap and dishwashing blocks.The products themselves are gentle to nature, hence gentle on the skin too.

I am talking about the Eco Store line. I am not paid to endorse this brand but after we tried some of their products, we were convinced this is the way to go. Since we discovered this, we’ve gone back to the shop for a refill and to check their other products.

Eco Store at Scotland Street, Freeman's Bay, Auckland.

Eco Store at Scotland Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

I wish every household would consider these eco-friendly products and refilling… imagine how much of the plastic wastes can be lessened by this simple practice.

These are some of the products we've been using from the shop. The 5L bottles are more economical.

These are some of the products we’ve been using from the shop. The 5L bottles are more economical.