Earth Day

Busy Lizzie @

I’ve said it (more than) once and I’ll say it again: here at Hug At Home, we care deeply about our planet. For over a decade, we’ve used recycled plastic bottles to make the webbing on our gorgeous Hug Rugs, as well as recycled industrial plastics in our rubber backed mats and runners. 

That’s why Earth Day is super important to us, especially this year’s theme; Restore Our Earth. 

Humans have done so much damage to the planet, but it’s not too late to change the course of climate change! It’s possible the Netflix Seaspiracy documentary has influenced my judgement, but I’d say a pretty important place to start is our oceans.

I took the Oceans and Plastic Pollutions quiz to put my knowledge to the test and I can’t believe how many I flunked!

Did you know?
  • Plastic never fully goes away! It just breaks down into tiny little pieces, called microplastics, which stay in the ocean for decades.

    • There are approximately 51 trillion microplastic particles in our oceans! 500 times more than the number of stars in our entire galaxy. If you’d like to start counting them, you’d be counting for 1,632,000 YEARS. Better get cracking!

      • The average “working life” of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. Such a lazybones! Once their shift is over, these bags take approximately 20 years to decompose. 

      Fancy getting involved?
      • Join a local cleanup, or organise your own! I’ve chosen to add a twist to my daily walk by taking along a bin bag and litter picker. Get the little ones involved by turning it into an eco treasure hunt!

        (This isn't me, obviously, but round of applause to this guy litter picking, and everyone else out there trying to make our Earth a nicer place to live!)

      • Go plastic free for the day! Ban all single use plastic from your daily routine; that includes food, beauty products and that Amazon parcel you can’t remember ordering...

      • Donate to an eco focused charity! We donate 10% of the profits from our adorable Sea Turtle Hug Rug to the Ocean Conservation Trust

        If you’re really cuckoo for conservation, EARTHDAY.ORG have compiled more fabulous ideas in their action toolkit.
        Busy Lizzie x