It’s essential to stay hydrated throughout the day but harmful to keep buying plastic water bottles and throwing them out. Try a stainless steel reusable water bottle that will keep your drink cool and majorly cut down on your plastic waste! If you can’t go without your daily caffeine fix, but feel guilty over the plastic lids and cups from your favorite coffee shop, bring your own reusable coffee mug. Many places will even give you ten percent off your order for bringing your own container.
No one is here to talk you out of using straws, just maybe steering away from plastic ones. Straws are one of the most wasted products and often end up in landfills or harming sea life! Make the switch to metal straws and the sea turtles will thank you!
500 Billion- 1 trillion plastic bags are used each year and the majority of them end up in landfills, oceans, and scattered around other parts of the earth. Invest in some reusable bags to take on your weekly trek to the store. Cut down on all the plastic bags littering your house and help the environment in the process. Another perk of bringing your own bag is that many grocery stores will give discounts.
Cut down on harmful chemicals in your linens by looking into fruit/vegetables dyed linens! The gorgeous bright colors in your fruits and veggies drawer can be used to dye household items to substantially lower the impact linen dying has on the environment and provide a safer product for you. Many companies have adopted this process for towels, sheets, and even clothes!
Holiday parties are just around the corner and so are the inevitable left over plastic plates and cutlery. Opt for a more sustainable option this season with wooden 100% biodegradable utensils, bowls and plates.
Meal planning and storing is a great way to stay healthy and cut down on wasting food. Switch out your plastic tupperware for a more sustainable option: glass. Not only does this limit environmental impact but glass is also a microwave safe material so you can bring your lunch to work and heat it up.
Similar to grocery bags trash bags are an unavoidable part of our routines. Swap your current garbage bags for a biodegradable brand. These bags offer the same strong performance but don’t harm the environment.
LED bulbs are a great and simple way to decrease our daily effect on the environment. Fluorescent and halogen bulbs are very high energy while LEDs are designed to conserve energy and last longer.
Batteries are an often wasted and dangerous product. Make them last by buying rechargeable batteries, cutting down on waste and saving money!
Swap your current cleaning products for all natural ones. These brands are made organically and consciously to limit unnecessary waste and provide a safer product for your home! Feel confident in your products by knowing they are helping the environment as well as keeping you and your family safe from harsh chemicals.