Helping to take care of the planet is becoming an increasingly important priority for many people. As eco-awareness grows and issues such as plastic pollution gain increased media attention, many people feel motivated to change their habits for the good of the earth. But, these are big issues, and it can be hard to see how you can make a difference. Even small changes can create a big difference, so going green does not need to involve a complete life overhaul. Here are some simple changes you could try right now!
Switch to Organic Toiletries
Switching to organic toiletries is an excellent way to get you started on your journey to going green. There are some fantastic organic products out there that are free from chemicals and artificial fragrances and use the power of plants instead. Choosing products that are organic, vegan and use ethically sourced ingredients helps you do your bit to protect people, animals, and the planet. From organic body wash to shampoo, there is a vast selection of toiletry and self-care products available that will help you look and smell amazing with the help of nature.
Choose to Reuse
Going green is not all about recycling (although that is important too!), it is also crucial to reduce the amount of waste you generate and reuse items wherever possible. Much attention is given to plastic pollution, which is often caused by items such as single-use water bottles. Cutting down on the amount of single-use items you use each day will minimize the number of plastic bottles and other single-use plastic that ends up in landfill and the ocean. Taking a reusable water bottle with you whether you go will make it easy to refill rather than buying a single-use alternative. If your days are fuelled by coffee or tea, why not bring a travel cup with you to get your caffeine fix without generating any waste? Beeswax wraps are also a great alternative to wrapping your food in film or foil as they are naturally made and reusable.
When you switch to reusables, you should start to see results for yourself pretty quickly. As well as helping the environment, you should also save yourself some money in the process. An added bonus is that the less waste you generate, the less often you will need to put the trash out at home, which is always a good thing.
Make Cleaning Green
Cleaning their home is not many people’s idea of fun, but knowing that you are cleaning the green way can help to make it at least a little more bearable. Everyone loves to have a home that looks clean and tidy and smells great too. But, many cleaning products are full of chemicals. Changing to natural household products is an excellent way to reduce the number of chemicals you have in your home while also ensuring it smells fresh and clean. If you are feeling inspired, you could even decide to make your own natural cleaning products.
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