Replacing the Least Sustainable Products You Use Regularly
We all know the dangers we are putting our world in as we continue to burn fossil fuels and fill our earth full of plastic. To reduce the damage that we are doing, and to ensure the world is still as we left it for our children, something needs to be done. If you want to do your bit for the earth and make sure you replace the least sustainable products that you use on a regular basis, then look no further. Here are just a few of the items you can replace to work towards a more sustainable world.
We use grocery bags most days, and therefore investing in one that can be used over and over again will not only save money but the environment too. Reusable grocery bags can be purchased from most superstores or online, and with so many to choose from. you are sure to find one that is both useful and stylish.
We use a lot of batteries, and so switching to rechargeable ones means less waste. Although they use electricity to charge, this is still better for the environment than constantly throwing batteries away. While this may cost more to begin with, as you will need to buy a battery charger, in the long run it will also save you a lot of money. If you do have batteries you have finished with, make sure to recycle them.
Plastic is filling up many landfill sites around the world and plastic bottles are one of the main causes of this. Instead of picking up a bottle of water in a store, purchase a refillable one and carry it around with you. There are plenty of places that will allow you to fill up your water for free. This saves you money and the environment too!
Trash bags are another huge contributor to plastic waste and so switching to biodegradable bags is a great option. There are many places to buy biodegradable bags and they do not have to cost any more than a regular trash bag. If you cannot find any in a store near you, then check online for a variety of stock.
The ban on straws and plastic bags is taking place in many countries, including the UK and the US. Starbucks and McDonalds are some of the biggest names looking to totally get rid of plastic straws and have thus replaced them with paper straws. If you often use a straw at home or when you are out and about, then you should consider buying a reusable one. These can easily be carried around in your pocket or handbag and are super convenient.
When looking for a skincare routine, choosing one which is sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free means you are doing what is best for the earth and your skin too. There are many natural skin products that do not have to cost the earth and there are many makeup brands looking to make natural products with recyclable packaging.
If you cannot live without your morning coffee, then look no further. These third-party Nespresso capsules are both Fairtrade certified and USDA organic. Instead of using unfair trade practices that harm economies leading to often harmful environmental practices, you can be sure the coffee beans used have been ethically sourced.
By opting for a USDA certified organic product you also are taking one more step to help protect the environment as well as your personal health. Best of all, they are actually easier on your wallet than the original pods.
A Greener World Through Sustainable Products
What changes have you made to be more environmental, social, and economic conscious? What changes listed above will you be making in the future?