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Eco-friendly October
Eco-friendly October

Autumn is well and truly here! Soaking up the rich and vibrant colours of autumn leaves is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable parts of the season. As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp, we begin to spend more time inside again, and with that comes adapting our habits. We can certainly…

Beat the January Blues Competition!
Beat the January Blues Competition!

We have some exciting news! We will be gifting customers a recycled decoration for your Christmas tree with every order placed between the 14th-23rd of December. It’s just a small token of our appreciation for your continued support throughout these difficult times. The recycled decoration is a simple origami star, handmade by us using old…

5 DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations!
5 DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations!

The vast majority of commercial Christmas decorations on the market are either entirely made from plastic or contain some form of plastic. Why not switch things up this year and make your own festive decorations from recycled materials? Let’s take a look at 5 simple DIY Christmas decorations that you can make from recyclable materials…

Green Friday – For Every Order, We’ll Plant One Tree!
Green Friday – For Every Order, We’ll Plant One Tree!

Friday the 27th of November 2020 will mark the 4th official Green Friday and at Ecostore, we are thrilled to be getting involved again this year. Black Friday has been a global tradition for decades and unfortunately the negative environmental impact of the tradition has been immensely overlooked! Every year, Black Friday bears witness to…

How To Store Plants In The Winter
How To Store Plants In The Winter

The cold winter months can wreak havoc for our gardens. Although the likes of trees and shrubs are hardy enough to survive throughout winter, plants such as annuals and some perennials may need extra care to survive. There are a number of ways to store and protect your plants during winter. The ideal storage method…

Eco-Friendly Gift Hampers
Eco-Friendly Gift Hampers

Christmas just got a whole lot greener!! 2020 has been a nerve-racking year for everyone, our lives have drastically changed, and the once enjoyable activity of leisurely browsing shops is a thing of the past. Buying thoughtful Christmas gifts may prove challenging now that we are restricted to the essential aisles only. At Ecostore we…

Using a Wormery to Compost Kitchen Waste
Using a Wormery to Compost Kitchen Waste

What is a Wormery? A wormery is a container  in which worms are housed in order to break down organic material such as food waste into high quality compost. Wormeries or “worm bins” are an excellent alternative to traditional composting as they are much more efficient, according to Lean Green Home, a wormery can produce…

5 Tips for Minimal Waste Grocery Shopping
5 Tips for Minimal Waste Grocery Shopping

When it comes to grocery shopping, there is a plethora of waste involved in every trip we take to the store. In 2018 The Guardian revealed that big UK supermarkets generate more than 800,000 tons of plastic packaging waste every year. This is a rather unsettling statistic, but the good news is that much of…

3 Reasons To Switch to Sustainable Feminine Hygiene!
3 Reasons To Switch to Sustainable Feminine Hygiene!

With the rise of Green Consumerism, the pressure on retailers to provide eco-friendly products is constantly increasing. Feminine care is one of the countless retail industries that is undergoing a major sustainability transformation. The fight against climate change is inadvertently shedding light on the environmental impact, as well as the potential health hazards associated with…

5 Tips for Reducing Food Waste at Home
5 Tips for Reducing Food Waste at Home

Thursday the 29th of September 2020 marked the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The goal of the day was to raise global awareness about the issue in the hopes that both public and private sectors will bolster their efforts to reduce food loss and waste. According to the UN Food…

How do Cleaning Products Damage the Environment?
How do Cleaning Products Damage the Environment?

Who doesn’t love a sparkly clean home? Cleaning and hygiene in general have taken centre stage in almost every household as we grapple with the global pandemic that is COVID-19. But as we do our weekly shop and stock up on essential cleaning products, it is important to consider the environmental impact of some of…

Awaken Your Senses with these Hand Poured Irish Candles
Awaken Your Senses with these Hand Poured Irish Candles

As we all know, we are living in tumultuous economic times as a result of this pandemic and that is why it is so important that we support Irish businesses where possible. Soilse is a wonderful Irish candle company that produces 100% soy wax candles in minimal waste packaging. We all need to escape from…