Little steps towards big change with TePe GOOD

Little steps towards big change with TePe GOOD

As a nation, we’re becoming more conscious of our eco-footprint. According to research by TePe UK, 77% of Brits agree that that environmental issues are important and although nearly half of us (48%) are taking steps to invest in sustainable products, many are still unsure how to roll out simple switches to their everyday health and beauty routine. 

Getting started can feel a tad daunting, but something has to change, right? So, here’s some super easy ways to make a positive impact by making straightforward changes to your daily beauty regime.

Use sustainable alternatives

I’ve previously shared a few eco-friendly swaps you can make, but luckily there’s now an even easier way to make your health and beauty regime more sustainable; switching your toothbrush to a TePe GOOD toothbrush.

A toothbrush? Yes, a toothbrush! We all know that we should be switching to reusable coffee cups and ditching plastic straws but changing your toothbrush to a sustainable option is a great way to improve your health and beauty routine.  

The TePe GOOD toothbrush is the UK’s first bio-based plastic toothbrush, made from sugarcane and castor oil and manufactured using 100% green energy. By using renewable raw materials, TePe is able to recirculate up to 95% of the CO2 emissions during the product’s lifecycle.

Even better, it’s also been designed with oral health professionals. This is very important to me as I pride myself on maintaining a good set of teeth, which I might add, landed me in a dental commercial a few years ago! 

As one of the most important steps to maintaining a healthy smile is brushing your teeth twice a day, of course you need to use a good quality toothbrush as part of your daily routine. So, it’s great that there’s now an option that’s good for the planet, without compromising on quality, design or hygiene. 

Reduce your water waste

Turning taps off when you brush your teeth and taking showers rather than baths are simple ways to reduce water waste. Not only is it kinder to the planet, it might also be good news for your bank account.

You could even make a conscious effort to take shorter showers. When I visited Australia, I noticed that they are really hot on cutting down the time they are in the shower. In fact, we had a timer of 3 minutes to get our daily shower done. It’s crazy how much water we waste just by standing in the shower.

Turn off electric appliances

Hands up if you use a hairdryer or straighteners every day? I do… or at least, I did! Fitting a smart meter can help you to keep your usage down, by making you more aware of what you’re using. And by cutting down on heated appliances, your hair will reap the benefits. I try to let my hair dry naturally as much as possible now, and if I can deal with it, I’ll not style it at all. I’ve seen a huge difference in how my hair feels – so better hair and saving money… winner!

Consider multi-purpose products

Ever heard the expression, what you gain in time you lose in body? I remember that quote from an old TV show or chick flick and avoided 2 in 1 shampoos and other double up function products for years. 

However, things have changed since the 90’s and again, there’s a vast number of options now available. Look for all-in-one or multi-use products, such as beauty creams that double up as sun protection with SPF, which mean less waste and are more cost effective.

The TePe GOOD toothbrush will be available from March 2019 in Waitrose and good dental practices with an RRP of £2.75. To find out more visit: https://www.tepe.com/uk/about-tepe/sustainability/good/ 

*Post in collaboration with TePe Good Toothbrush* 

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