Doncaster mum encourages others to make eco friendly switches for the future

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A woman from Doncaster says that now is the best time to make changes in the home to help the environment because local lockdowns will give people more time to adapt to new products.

It was not until the first nationwide lockdown that Alex Trewick From Edenthorpe started thinking about changes she could make in her household to become more eco friendly.

Her driving force has been her three children who are all under five years old.

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Alex, 26, said: “I did a lot of research during the first lockdown and discovered that there were a heaps of harsh chemicals in the products that I was using.

Alex Trewick from Edenthorpe wants others to make eco-friendly choices at home.Alex Trewick from Edenthorpe wants others to make eco-friendly choices at home.
Alex Trewick from Edenthorpe wants others to make eco-friendly choices at home.

“I think about the world that my children are growing up into and that if we don’t start making changes it’s not going to be a pleasant place to live in.”

Quickly after this Alex switched out any products in her home that she felt could be replaced with an environmentally friendly alternative.

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“I know switching out products may not seem like a big step but if everyone did it then we could make a huge difference,” she continued.

“The little changes really add up and the more of us who make better choices the bigger the impact.”

Alex suggests that people who are new to environmentalism make sure that products come in compostable or recyclable packaging.

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Plastic is one of Alex’s biggest environmental concerns, something she learnt about at her previous job at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

She said: “I have always cared for animals and have purposely bought cruelty free items but we need to do more now.

“If you put your mind to it you can easily make changes at home, especially right now when we’re all stuck inside.”

Alex says that a good place to start learning is the new David Attenborough documentary recently released on Netflix called ‘A Life on our Planet.’

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“It really put it into perspective for me that all that destruction can happen in one lifetime,” she said.

You can follow Alex’s environment journey on Instagram here.

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