How to live a more sustainable lifestyle with these everyday recycled products

Reasons why you should make the switch to a more sustainable purchase

Recycled products

by Lily Anderson |
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Want to change your shopping habits? Become more sustainable today by making the switch to buying recycled products. From beautiful glass vases to practical coffee mugs and even toilet paper, there are lots of ways to do your bit for the planet.

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Why you should switch to recycled products

These are just some reasons why you should choose to purchase recycled products. Many different circumstances should lead you to make the switch and here are some of our favourites:

• It’s a conversation starter – talk to your family and friends about the great benefits.

• Often, you’ll find that these are unique products, and not many people will have them in their homes.

• It reduces the amount of rubbish sent to landfill sites.

• The process of creating new products takes more energy, so recycled products are more beneficial to the planet.

• Recycling protects the environment and natural habitats.

Invest in the best recycled products

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The best recycled products that you can buy right now

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Recycled Glass Vase

Are you thinking about breathing new life into a room? This recycled glass vase is handmade and will allow you to display some beautiful flowers. Rating: 5 out of 5 starsReview: "Love it goes with wild flowers."

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House by John Lewis Recycled Glass-Effect Fluted Picnic Tumblers

Are you throwing a BBQ? Invite some friends round and entertain with these fabulous tumblers that you would never know were recycled. Product information:• Set of four• Hand wash onlyWe love: Using these recycled plastic tumblers in the garden when we have family around.

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Johnny Urban Backpack

Sustainable fashion is topical right now. Do your bit by switching to eco-friendly purchases like this beautiful bag which is created by using recycled bottles. Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars Review: "I love this bag, especially as it's made from plastic bottles. It has a main compartment with no zip, an inner compartment with Velcro and a zip compartment on the outer material. It's very lightweight and comfortable if I'm honest it's more of a day pack."

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Recycled Gold Floral Photoframe

Capture your favourite memories in these shabby chic frames that are all about the upcycle.Rating: 5 out of 5 starsReview: "Beautifully made and my aunt loved it. Just as described, but nicer than I thought it would be."

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Fab Hab Reversible Outdoor/Indoor Rug

Bring a splash of colour into your home or garden with this multi-purpose rug. We love that it formed by using 100 per cent recycled premium plastic. Rating: 4.6 out of 5 starsReview: "I absolutely love this rug - it has brought my garden to life. The blues and green colour ties everything together and add brightness to the patio. If anybody spills anything on it, you just hose it down. I have had so many compliments on it. Also, with a focus on recycling plastic, it's a huge talking point. I wish I'd found it earlier. I cannot find any cons with it. Also comes with a carry bag, so you could easily roll it up and take it on a picnic."

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Silvine A5 Premium Recycled Wirebound Notebook

Take note of this incredible stationery that is available on Amazon. Whether you're jotting down your shopping list or love to draw, do so on recycled paper. Rating: 4.6 out of 5 starsReview: "Really good price - the pads are great. The paper is fully recycled, although the quality is the same as any other pad you might buy from a high street store. Will make these my regular writing pad."

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'Help Save The Bees' Recycled Scarf

Fancy treating yourself to a lovely new scarf? This lovely accessory is constructed with 40 per cent recycled Repreve polyester.Rating: 5 out of 5 starsReview: "A really super gift for bee lovers. I ordered it as a present and had it delivered direct to the recipient, it arrived before the due arrival date, is nice quality, and she was delighted."

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Amazon Brand - Presto! 3-Ply ECO Toilet Tissues

You can even make a change by swapping your toilet roll. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsReview: "After feeling let down by numerous 3-ply toilet rolls which claim to be strong and soft but are not, I thought I would try these Presto! Eco toilet rolls. Now that we have tried these, I don't think we will be changing brands anytime soon. They seemed a bit expensive at first, but when I calculated that these toilet rolls have 200 sheets compared to 145 sheets from other brands and also that these sheets are longer too, it works out the same (if not, better!) than the other brands. They are soft and strong enough for us, and they are made from recycled cellulose, so they are not brilliant white, but that doesn't matter. Overall, I'm really happy with these toilet rolls."Read our full article on the best recycled toilet paper for your home

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John Lewis & Partners Recycled Glass Serving Bowl

Change the way you throw dinner parties by investing in this recycled serving bowl. Product information:• Hand wash only• Made from 100% recycled glass• Is not microwavable safe• Weighs approximately 2.1kgWe love: The chic design of this serving bowl is everything you need when you're throwing a dinner party.

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bioGo Cup

For a brew on the go, look no further than this bioGo Cup. It's great for taking with you on a picnic with the grandkids.Rating: 4.3 out of 5 starsReview: "I was sceptical at first, especially considering how cheap it is compared with other similar products. But I was intrigued by the claim that it is made using straw and rice husks – tackling the plastic crisis from both sides – so I just had to check it out for myself. I was pleasantly surprised. It is really good quality and has this almost indescribable 'natural feel' to it, unlike other reusable plastic cups. No weird smell either. It also has a satisfying weight and is pretty resilient, which is ideal considering I dropped mine within minutes of filling it with coffee. Thankfully spillage was minimal. If you need a unique yet simple way to feel like you're saving the planet every time you get a refill at Starbucks, look no further."

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