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7 Easy Ways to Live a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

by Eve Cuthbert on 0 Comments

Many people in the world want to adopt an Eco-friendly lifestyle, but they are not sure how to start with it. They want to contribute to saving the planet and but unconsciously keep on polluting it. Choosing an Eco-friendly life can be difficult; sometimes, it is not easy to find sustainable options or, in some cases, they might be more expensive.

 

In the past few years, many families have adopted sustainable living. From preferring organic foods to seeking out products that have more natural ingredients, customers are moving toward a lifestyle that’s more environmentally conscious. Living an Eco-friendly life supports everyone contributes to a more sustainable environment that helps lower carbon emissions and puts less stress on our natural resources.

There is no need to speed things up. If you want to adopt an Eco-friendly lifestyle, take it slow and make small changes. If you keep these changes for some time, they will eventually become a part of your life. If our day-to-day tasks are Eco-friendly, we not only help the environment but also, we can get the benefit financially, physically and mentally as well. For instance, avoid using toxic household products and use natural cleaners cost you less, and it will also decrease the number of harmful chemicals you can be exposed. This act will have a positive impact on the environment and your life too.

Here are some simplest ways to lead a more sustainable and Eco-friendly life.

1. Say No to Plastic

  • First and most important, take your reusable bags when going shopping. It sounds a little unreasonable, but a small act can bring a huge difference to reduce the use of plastic bags.

  • Replace your plastic toothbrush with a natural and Eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush. See our range of Eco-friendly toothbrushes.

 
  • Take your reusable water bottles wherever you go. This way, you keep yourself hydrated and contribute your part in saving the planet.

  • Use recycled glass containers for food storage, not plastic bags.

 
  • Replace plastic floss with bio-degradable floss.

  • Swap plastic sponges with biodegradable loofahs. They are plastic-free and safe for the environment. Use our naturally exfoliating loofahs; 100% vegetable origin, suitable for vegans and fully biodegradable for a sustainable and environmentally conscious beauty regimen.

 
  • Choose recycled or tree-free toilet papers.

  • The Eco-friendly cotton buds from Auklett are the perfect plastic-free alternative.

  • Replace paper towel in the kitchen with reusable cloths.

  • Stop using disposable plastic straws and invest in a metal or bamboo straws. Check out our reusable straws made with stainless steel and bamboo.

  • Always go for bamboo cutlery instead of plastic disposable ones. Auklett's bamboo cutlery set is the sustainable, plastic-free solution to single-use cutlery when eating away from home.

 
 

2. Shop Responsibly

  • Don't ask for receipts when shopping, even better if you go for e-receipts.

  • Reuse and try different styles with your clothes before putting unnecessary items to your wardrobe.

  • Support companies and brands who have ethical practices and environmentally focused.

  • Buy products that last longer than fast fashion products.

  • If you intend to buy something, wait for 30 days to make sure if you need the product.

3. Reduce Food Waste

  • Grow vegetables at home and reuse vegetable peeling to make a stock. Why not create your herb garden?

 
  • Make a compost of your food scrap.

  • Don't over-serve your food to reduce food waste. Serve what can eat.

  • Cut down processed meat and consume organically grown fruits and vegetables.

  • Turn your mushy fruits into a healthy glass of smoothie.

  • DON'T overcook! Make meals from food leftovers and give creativity to it.

 

4. Turn Off and Unplug

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

  • Switch off your electronics after using them.

  • Flip the switch button before leaving the room.

 

5. Go Paperless

  • Unsubscribe or cancel all your junk mail and ask for online subscriptions.

  • Opt for paperless bills and pay your bills electronically.

  • Be mindful of printing paper and try to reuse paper if printed mistakenly.

  • Say no to all paper marketing ways, for example, leaflets, flyers and handouts.

  • Choose for email or SMS marketing and help to save our planet.

  • Go digital! Read newspapers, magazines and newsletter online.

  • Go for e-tickets and boarding passes when travelling. It is convenient, and on the other hand, it saves paper.

6. Live Local

  • Walk more and drive less. The best way to explore your neighbourhood and to keep yourself fit.

  • Shop local, either food or clothes. This way, one can help the economy to grow but also be contributing to less carbon emission due to transportation.

 
 
  • Combine all your errands in one trip and help in less fuel consumption.

  • Shop from your local farmer's market and support small businesses.

  • Enjoy season's fruits. By shopping seasonal fruits, you can minimize the effect of transportation on our planet, and you can also support your local farmers.

 

7. Little Changes make a Huge Difference

  • Take shorter showers and consume less water.

  • Hang your clothes on hang liner to dry.

 
  • Avoid using harmful toxic cleaning chemicals, and use green/no synthetic household products.

  • Eat less meat or enjoy meatless Tuesday. While consuming meat, we don't realize 30% of the earth surface is being used to raise the livestock. We can minimise the impact by cutting down meat for one or maybe two days in a week.

  • Buy reusable batteries to prevent more waste dump into our planet.

 

If you feel bad for being negligent in the past and now planning to lead an Eco-friendly lifestyle, you might feel a little overwhelmed because of all changes in your life but, that's normal. Including something new to your lifestyle can be stressful and doubtful. Focus on small, and those smaller steps will lead you to achieve your Eco-friendly resolution. You will be proud of the efforts to be more sustainable. There is one thing to keep in mind; we should meet our present-day needs without undermining our future generations.

Just one last thought, don’t forget to share what you’re doing with others so that you may motivate them to start too. The more people who commit to small steps in the eco direction, huge the positive impact on our planet!

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