So, the New Year is fast approaching. Have you begun thinking about how you’ll enter the New Year? Will you continue your sustainable approach to life? Will you be making the shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle? It’s easier than you think! We know that people tend to embark on new challenges every new year, so why not make 2021 the year of living sustainably! We’ve got some tips for you on how to shift your mindset so that it’s a sustainable one!
Reduce your plastic use!
Plastic has become such an essential part of our lives, but that (really) doesn’t have to be the case! Make a promise to yourself that you’ll put in the effort to reduce your plastic use. If that means having to invest in products that’ll last a lifetime, so be it! Our favourite plastic free and durable products that we use on a daily basis are the Stainless Steel Clothes Pegs, Safety Razor, Reusable Drinking Flask and Bento Boxes!
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Start bringing along your reusable bags!
Has your state or council banned the use of plastic bags yet? If they haven’t, take it upon yourself to stop using plastic bags, and start using Reusable Shopping Bags and Reusable Produce Bags. Let’s be honest, reusable bags are easier to use for both packing and unpacking groceries, and your goods are more likely to survive the trip to and from the grocery store. Shop our Organic Cotton Tote Bag which can also be used to carry your daily essentials or Reusable Produce Bags to keep your fresh produce secure and plastic free!
Look into composting!
How do you dispose of your food waste? The easiest way and most eco-friendly way is to compost it! By composting you’ll reduce the amount of waste you’re sending to landfill, recycle your yard waste (think about those fallen branches or dog poop!) and add healthy nutrients to your soil. Not to mention, composting is also great for the planet as it helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Practice turning down plastic straws
Turn down the plastic straw next time you order a drink – you’ll help cut down the millions of plastic straws used and disposed of every day. Have you thought about carrying your own Reusable Straw when you’re out and about? You’ll never know when it’ll come in handy! Reusable Straws come in a variety of material these days. Opt for Stainless Steel for something sturdy, Bamboo for an aesthetic look or Glass if you know you’re extra careful!
Start bringing a reusable cup with you everywhere you go!
Coffee drinkers and tea drinkers, did you know that those takeaway cups that hold your hot beverage are lined with plastic? That’s how these cups prevent your drink from leaking! You could avoid this plastic problem by bringing your own reusable cup wherever you go. Fancy a cup made from glass? Perhaps one made from stainless steel? Do yourself a favour, invest in a cup, and watch yourself develop sustainable habits and your plastic consumption drop!
Make you own cleaning solutions from household ingredients!
Get your hands dirty and make your own cleaning sprays and solutions! Do you have baking soda, white vinegar and a few lemons at home? Great! You’ve got yourself a disinfectant and surface cleaner! Alternatively, make your own cleaning products with the Make Your Own Cleaning Kit. This kit comes with essential oils, castile liquid soap, amber glass spray bottles and an instruction book with recipes to help you get started!
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