World Environment Day may have been and gone, but as a nation (or even as a planet) we’re always thinking up ways to be more Earth-friendly every day.
Being kinder to the environment, however, is more than just keeping on top of your household recycling and remembering your reusable bags every time you go shopping! How you decorate and accessorise your home can make all the difference too.
We’ve just added a home décor essential to our collection that you’re certain to adore, and the planet will love it too! Here we introduce the So Cosy Eco Rug…
The planet’s very big problem with plastic
Plastic waste presents a long list of threats to us, the animal kingdom and the planet, making it a particularly pressing environmental issue.
The world’s problem with plastic began long ago and has now left us in a rather sticky situation. But plastic production wasn’t always viewed so negatively, as National Geographic details:
“Production and development of thousands of new plastic products accelerated after World War II, so transforming the modern age that life without plastics would be unrecognizable today. Plastics revolutionized medicine with life-saving devices, made space travel possible, lightened cars and jets—saving fuel and pollution—and saved lives with helmets, incubators, and equipment for clean drinking water.”
Nowadays, the world’s plastic consumption is out of control, with our throw-away culture revealing a much darker side to this once-revered material.
Despite its short first-use cycle, plastic’s non-biodegradable nature means plastic products stick around for thousands of years.
Whether disposed of at landfill sites or finding its way into our oceans, plastic debris leaches harmful chemicals that are absorbed by humans, injure and poison wildlife, and disrupt habitats.
Giving a whole new purpose to plastic waste
Our brand new Eco Rugs are made from 100% recycled plastic – yes, you heard it right! – making them an eco-friendly addition to homes big and small.
As well as giving plastic waste a new purpose so it doesn’t end up in landfill sites, oceans and other habitats, our Eco Rugs are bright, beautiful and surprisingly comfortable additions to the home.
As the title of this blog post states, our Eco Rugs are plastic but not as you know it. They provide a supremely soft underfoot experience that rivals more widely used, less environmentally friendly material choices.
Our Eco Rugs are also extremely easy to take care of. They’re durable thanks to their mildew and rot-resistant qualities and are even machine washable. Simply put them in your washing machine and set the cycle to an eco-friendly 30 degrees to enjoy a sparkling clean rug once again.
Eco Rugs are great for the busiest of homes, and can even be used in high traffic or high humidity areas like kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and entrance halls.
Taking your eco quest beyond the home
Our Eco Rugs are particularly versatile. They’re made for alfresco living and can be used indoors or out to spruce up homes and garden spaces alike. But their use doesn’t, and shouldn’t, end there.
If you have a holiday home, caravan or campervan, an Eco Rug is the perfect addition. In fact, you can take this eco-friendly home accessory wherever you go to enjoy complete comfort at home or away.
Our Eco Rugs are available in a wide variety of bright and beautiful shades, including olive green, beige, dusty pink, navy and coal.
Shop our full range of Eco Rugs right here – protecting the environment never looked and felt so good or so cosy!