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Top 5 summer switches 2021

Five simple switches that will set you up for a healthy summer, plus our My Green Pod Heroes of the season!
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
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This article first appeared in our Women: time for action issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 02 July 2021. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

There’s a sustainable alternative to just about anything, and these five ethical products and services are simple switches that would make a big difference – and could save you some cash along the way.

1. Honest Mobile network

If you’re ready to switch your mobile provider, Honest Mobile is a B Corp and the UK’s only carbon-neutral mobile network. Each month it will tell you whether you could save money by switching down a plan.

2. Plastic-free food wrap

WaxWrap products offer a natural, reusable, eco-friendly alternative to single-use cling film. The organic cotton cloth is coated with a mixture of beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil to keep your food fresh.

3. Travel with purpose

Make your next getaway a holiday with a difference. Flooglebinder is a carbon-neutral travel company and the UK’s first B Corp specialist tour operator. It offers bespoke trips so families, groups, schools and businesses can travel with purpose.

4. Get green energy

Switch your home to a renewable energy supply from Octopus Energy. As well as sleeping better at night, you’ll almost certainly be rewarded with cheaper energy bills.

5. Plant a tree

If you’re about to buy a product you don’t really need, you can satisfy your craving (and save some money) by putting it back and planting a tree with TreeSisters instead!

Top 5 spring switches

Heroes of the season

Whether you want to enjoy the sunshine or start a new project, switching to these products and services will make a difference.

We’ve hand-picked this selection of My Green Pod Heroes to show you that conscious living doesn’t need to mean compromising on quality or luxury.

These superstar products and services are ethical alternatives from companies that are doing things differently. You may not have heard of all these green pearls, as they’re from companies that don’t necessarily spend their profits on mass advertising or negotiating the cut-rate bulk deals that would get them onto supermarket shelves.

We think that if you don’t know the real options, you don’t really get to choose. Click here to view our full range of My Green Pod Hero products and services, in sectors ranging from Money and Energy to Health and Beauty.


Get the camping trip of your dreams! This online tent-lending marketplace works just like Airbnb, but for tents!

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This selection of six light, everyday wines – three white and three red – is a treat for the tastebuds. Each is vegan and certified organic.

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Toothpaste with a natural mint flavour in an easy-to-recycle aluminium tube.

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Use this aura spray sparingly to top up your colour levels.

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This cellulose wood-pulp sponge with loofah is plastic free and compostable.

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Click here to view the full collection of My Green Pod Hero products and services.

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