*2019 Goal: Recycling + Ethical Living

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Image from Used Kitchen Exchange 
I have quite a few goals for the new year, the full post will be live in January but one of the most general that I've tried to stick to for the past year or so was to make sure to recycle as much as I can where I live and to be more conscious about the purchases I make. Today's post is all about my ethical living related goals for the new year as it shouldn't just end with my diet but my lifestyle in general too.

I'm very lucky in that I receive quite a lot of blogger mail, which I always share on my instagram stories (@ofbeautyand) so I naturally have a fair amount of cardboard and paper recycling which I can recycle at a centre within easy driving distance, thankfully. We also recycle general items and food waste but I think we need to start switching from choosing black plastic food items in 2019 because I believe those items cannot be recycled.

Ethical Purchases 
Additionally, switching to re-useable products rather than plastic disposable items is another goal for the new year; along with making more ethical choices such as purchases from independent and smaller businesses. Smaller items or choices will be quite easy (I hope!) but for larger purchases such as furniture, appliances and units, it might be a little more difficult. However Used Kitchen Exchange offers a great solution for those who are more conscious about recycling and ethical living.

Used Kitchen Exchange specialise in ex-display and used kitchens and are an award winning, family run business. Buying a used or ex-display kitchen is not only a far cheaper option (as we know, having a kitchen makeover and re-design can be very expensive) but it is also a more ethical and environmentally friendly choice too.

There are so many kitchen styles and designs to choose from to suit your home and your own style but at a fraction of the price of a brand new, showroom kitchen would be. Additionally, you can even sell your own kitchen with them! You can easily get a valuation of your kitchen by sending photos and details of your kitchen to them via their website. I think that if you're looking for a more ethical, cheaper or environmentally friendly choice in the new year then Used Kitchen Exchange is a fantastic option to check out!

Do you have any ethical or more environmentally friendly related goals for the new year? Have you heard of Used Kitchen Exchange? 

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Used Kitchen Exchange 


  1. I'm definitely looking to make more ethical purchases next year x


  2. Recycling is so important, we have also started a compost heap

  3. I need to focus more on ethical purchases! Such a good idea!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. I am white good with recycling and donas kich as I can, but I still need to cut down on packaging x

  5. Never heard of these guys before but they sound interesting x

  6. I really want to try and make a conscious effort this year to think about the things that i am buying and how they can effect the environment as i had never actually taken much thought into it before xx


  7. We're really good at recycling at the moment. We just purchased boxes to organise our rubbish for the kitchen.

  8. It's definitely a goal of mine too! I make a lot of my own clothes so I'm getting there but I definitely need to be more of a conscious shopper.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  9. Love these goals! Mine is to switch to more cruelty free products.

  10. I always ensure I recycle as much as possible as the amount of cardboard I get is crazy xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  11. I've definitely been looking more at my purchases and making sure they're more ethical!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  12. I think that this is something that most people should try and do!

    Danielle xx

  13. I genuinely love recycling, it makes me feel good!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  14. Great goals, I’m looking to make similar changes myself.


  15. I'm definitely trying to make more ethical purchases. I think it's great that this is becoming more popular too x


  16. Love an eco-friendly blog post, 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

  17. There is no excuse really. Such an important thing for us all to do x

  18. I want to try and do more of this too.

  19. I'm definitely thinking about more ethical things i can be helping the environment with. Recycling and less plastic waste is a good start x


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