Vivian Lee, our Zero Hero who’s made small changes to how she washes her clothes and drinks coffee
30-09-19, 13:09 - Views: 567
Vivian Lee loves her coffee. The 32-year-old likes to treat herself to each day to a takeaway flat white.
But after racking up a lot of takeaway cups Vivian made a simple switch to using a reusable coffee cup.
Vivian, who works as a pricing and forecasting analyst at Pure Planet, decided to go for a collapsible cup so that it fits easily into her bag and doesn’t become a hassle to carry about.
She said: “I’ve got my coffee cup in my bag wherever I go, and it takes up hardly any space and it’s really light. I’m not the sort of person who goes to a coffee shop every day, so I wanted the collapsable cup as they’re really small when you’re not using it.
“I also prepare my lunch in a plastic lunch box which fits in my bag. We like to eat out now and then and I never manage to finish my meal, so I ask for them to use my lunchbox instead of a doggy bag as that often comes with plastic packaging.
The other small change Vivian’s made is how she washes her clothes. Instead of using mainstream plastic-wrapped washing tablets and plastic bottles of fabric softener, she uses a product called the Eco Egg.
The Eco Egg uses mineral pellets encased in a recyclable ‘egg’ which goes inside the washing machine drum.
“You buy the Eco Egg once and then and order extra pellets when you run out,” Vivian said.
“I find that it washes my clothes just as well. It doesn’t have the same soapy smell as washing powder or fabric conditioner. There are a few scents you can choose from.
“I was using bottles and bottles of fabric conditioner, and the washing tablets were all wrapped in plastic too. So this small change means I’m using much less plastic than before, and it’s no big deal at all.”
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Last edited by Marc; 30-09-19 at 13:12.
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