It becomes more and more apparent why we need to all work towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. It doesn’t have to be drastic changes for the everyday person but small changes we make in our lifestyle can contribute towards a more sustainable way of life. By making smaller and easier changes gradually we can build ourselves up to some of the bigger changes as well as making it a permanent positive lifestyle change. The changes don’t have to be expensive, a lot of the reason people don’t go out of their way to be more sustainable go greener is that they feel like it’s going to be a lot more costly to them than just living life as they do. While some bigger swaps may cost a bit of money it normally works out cheaper in the long run and there are lots of more affordable and budget-friendly ways to be eco-friendly and break old habits. It’s so important to help our ecosystem, our animals, our oceans and our way of life. Things are only getting worse so you don’t have to do everything perfectly because by even just doing something you are contributing to a better life and a better world.
Your kitchen is a great place to start as it’s where there is a lot of quick and simple changes you can try and start to implement into your daily life. If you take pack lunches to work or do them for the kids for school you can use beeswax wrap rather than foil or cling film, it’s reusable, natural and better for the planet. You can wrap all different types of food in it and get funky designs to suit your style. Another one is kitchen roll, something that is used every day but is so wasteful. You can buy reusable ones with pretty designs that you simply chuck in the wash once you are finished.
When cleaning up your dishes most households use a plastic wash brush which they Chuck away and buy a new one every other month or so. They are cheap and very wasteful, not to mention not great for the planet. You can buy wooden and bamboo ones which you can buy replaceable heads for once they have been used. With things like washing powder or dishwasher tablets, they all come in one use disposable boxes made from plastic. You can get ones, not in plastic which you can keep in a container you already have from local zero waste shops but you can even try making them yourself. It is super easy and something new to learn.
You got it right, even in the beauty you can make better and ethical choices. When it comes to what products you buy, going for something cruelty-free is a must. A nice simple swap to start you off with is swapping cotton pads for reusable face pads. You can buy them in most places even at places like Amazon, they are easy to use and after use just put them in your washing machine with the rest of your laundry and they will get clean. Nice clean teeth? With your plastic toothbrush, you replace regularly, not a good option. You can get bamboo toothbrushes which are much better for the planet and then as soon as you use them if you just throw them into your compost pile, going to that is much better than adding more plastic into the trash.
That Time Of The Month Swap
One thing a lot of people don’t think about is things like period pads and tampons. They aren’t biodegradable and so are not great for the planet or ending up in the landfill. You must get through so many in your life but they must be an easier way and a more sustainable way to go about your normal period. Luckily there are so many options for you to use who’s up people have made reusable cotton period pads which are just like the normal face pads you throw in the wash with your laundry once you’re finished. Another option is a cup. This is one of the more popular options and it simply is a silicon cup you put up just like a tampon and it collects the blood. Another option seems to be becoming very popular and what a bore sought after options are period pants. These are simply normal pants that you wear that have added absorption powers to take the blood that you get rid of. It is so much more comfortable, easy to clean and can make your period not as uncomfortable and awkward as it Can be.
So many methods of energy and not clean and not sustainable, they have such a bad impact on the world and contribute to so many issues like pollution, climate change and many more. One of the best and clean types of energy we can use is solar power. There are so many benefits of solar energy. By using a solar energy option you can contribute to a healthier and clean lifestyle for yourself and those around you. It’s not only great for the planet, but It’s also great for you too. You can save so much money but using solar panels on your home, normally it works out a lot cheaper than your bills and sometimes governments will even give you discounts and after a while, you would’ve saved so much money it’s worth it.
Another more simple swap is the try and come away from fast fashion. There is so much impact on the world how much we consume close different fashion trends and how they are made. This is simple don’t buy so many clothes. If you do need to get something new try a thrift shop or charity shop and get something secondhand. You can still find amazing fines and designer items in charity shops, for a fraction of the price and that needs a little love and to be worn while they are still in good quality.