Sustainability

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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…

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…

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!

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

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?

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…

Find out what Bamboo can do for you!

by Matthew Mcgrath Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It can grow 3 feet in height in 24 hours under appropriate climate conditions. Unlike other woody plants, bamboo reaches maturity after only 3 to 5 years. Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other…

5 Benefits of Shampoo Bars

Commercial liquid shampoos have been star of the haircare industry for decades, but with an increase in climate conscious consumer behaviour, that’s all about to change. Shampoo bars are stepping out of the shadows and making a massive comeback. Since Lush Cosmetics released their extensive range of luxurious shampoo bars, there has been an influx…

POKO – The Ultimate Vegan Skincare Range Infused with CBD Oil!

POKO is an Irish skincare brand that combines the invigorating powers of CBD oil with all-natural, plant-based ingredients to produce a range of vegan & cruelty-free products that will make your skin radiate with natural beauty. Their holistic products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, which is the only internationally recognized certification organization for cruelty-free…

Millbee: This Irish Company is the Bee’s Knees

Millbee is a wonderful Irish company that produces reusable food wraps, multi-purpose balms and candles, all made with organic beeswax. The midlands-based company was a finalist in Irish Country Magazine’s 2020 ‘Irish Made Awards’ and looking at their beautiful products, it is easy to see why. Jennifer Doyle, founder and owner of Millbee, set up…

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