Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect on how environmentally friendly we truly live and to give our utmost respect to this planet we call home.
Designating one day out of the year to give our gratitude and love to Earth is great, but we can easily extend this environmental consciousness to our everyday lives. So, here’s what you can do today on Earth Day and every day to go just a little bit greener.
Buy a reusable coffee cup
Every year, 16 billion--yes, with a B--disposable coffee cups are used. Not only are these coffee cups coated with plastic laminate and have a plastic lid, they also require precious resources like trees and water for their creation. An easy fix to this wastefulness is a reusable coffee cup. Not only will the Earth thank you, but you may also get a little discount on your daily coffee for bringing your own cup!
Avoid single-use products
Whether it’s little plastic bottles of shampoo, make-up removing cloths, plastic floss tools, plastic utensils, paper plates or anything that can be used one time only. Over the decades, industries have provided us the blind luxury of convenience without having any thought about how this affects the planet. Now is the time to weigh convenience and environmental impact. Is the waste really worth the single use product?
Shop second-hand or try shopping sustainable clothing brands. Going with the latter can be pricier, especially if you’re a shop-a-holic, but minimalism is in right now. Heighten your wardrobe with versatile pieces rather than an over-abundance of clothes. It’s better to pass up on an article of clothing than to purchase it and have it sit in the back of your closet.
It’s been around for a while, so if you’re not doing it yet, then it’s definitely time to start! The key to recycling is to sort your waste correctly. Avoiding the use of plastic all together can help, too. This isn’t always achievable, but you’ll be surprised by how often you can use glass products over plastic!
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