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Snapper owner of Dorseteco

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A Green Journey

My inspiration for dorseteco was to simply encourage other like minded individuals to change their routines into more sustainable, eco friendly habits.  I am no expert myself but I'm loving making these changes and constantly finding new ways to live a more sustainable life.  I believe that together we will make a difference.  Let us together change consumer trends for a better future. I have chosen a range of eco products of the highest quality which are either recycled, sustainable, compostable or biodegradable products.  Lowering both my own and others impact on the planet.

 

There are various ways to purchase your eco products from dorseteco, either online, face to face at local events, from the Purbeck Artisan Yard in Wareham, The Old Grainstore Emporium in Blandford, The Old Post Office in Milborne St Andrew,or the View Coffee Shop in Milton Abbas. 

 

People get a thrill from feeling that they are doing their bit for the environment and I love being part of those journeys. 

 

Thanks for visiting Dorseteco, if we can help in anyway please get in touch by one of the methods on the contact page. In the meantime why not browse our online eco shop?

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Turtle in the Reef

My aim is simply to encourage other like minded individuals to swap to more eco friendly alternative products in their lives.  It's just a case of changing some of our habits, and thinking about things before automatically buying the same old stuff. I believe all changes will help to improve our impact on the environment

 

The plastics issue is enormous and can feel daunting, so it is impossible to try and change everything at once. But if we all try and do our bit to go plastic free, our accumulative affect will have an impact. Believe me it makes you feel better to at least be contributing to a better future.

 

Some suggestions that are easy to achieve:

  • Use a refillable water bottle to stop buying water on the go (most outlets will now happily refill your water bottle for you). See our range of Elephant Box water bottles and Insulated Thermos flasks.

  • Use compostable alternatives such as our eco friendly washing up sponges, or eco coconut scourers.

  • Take reusable tote bags or shopping bags with you to the supermarket or support your local market and buy direct from the suppliers.

  • Use a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one, we have soft, medium and hard in the adult bamboo toothbrushes and we have a soft child's bamboo toothbrush, fully compostable after use.

  • Use wooden or stainless pegs rather than plastic, and reusable razors rather than disposable ones. This was an item that I didn't really think about but many ladies will be in the habit of buying disposable razors and there really is no need, a good quality razor with a changeable blade makes a massive difference.

  • Use beeswax wraps instead of cling film, foil or sandwich bags. Beeswax wraps make a very versatile alternative for covering leftovers, or storing cheese in the fridge or freezer. If that's a habit you really can't break we now do a range of compostable bio film and freezer bags.

  • Use refill stations for your body wash, shampoo and laundry detergents, as well as dry pastas, nuts, spices and seeds.  Swap to shampoo bars instead of liquid.

 

If we all make these types of changes we will collectively be reducing the amount of single use plastic in our lives.

 

If you are able to aim even higher all the better, lobby local businesses for them to make a difference too. We’ve chosen a range of products that are both sustainable and affordable that we consider are great eco alternatives, we hope you agree.

Choose to stop adding to the pollution and become part of the zero waste solution! Together we will make a difference.

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