Protecting the Earth for future generations is at the forefront of many people’s minds across the world. Nearly everything humans do in their day-to day lives has an impact on the environment including the food you eat and the car you drive. Making just small changes to your lifestyle can help to reduce the impact you have on the environment.
Sustainable living: what is it?
Sustainable living is about the reducing the amount of the Earth’s resources you use to help protect and preserve it.
There are so many things you can do to help lead a more sustainable life. It doesn’t mean giving everything up but if we all make some small changes, collectively this could make a big difference.
Sustainable living is important because humans are using energy, producing supplies, and generating waste at an unsustainable rate. Together these contribute to environmental problems climate change and pollution both of which are harmful to the environment, wildlife, and human beings.
These small changes can help to lower your carbon footprint and take little effort.
Use reusable products
Single-use plastic is a major issue because they mostly end up in landfill sites rather than being recycled. Plastic is also a huge concern for aquatic wildlife as the ocean has become another resting place for it.
You can help to reduce your single use plastic waste by choosing reusable alternative such as reusable water bottle, coffee cups, food pots and beeswax wraps instead if cling film. Our range of tracker bottle, coffee cups and food pots are the perfect alternatives to throw away plastic containers. You’ll find that by investing in one of our products, you’ll be saving money too.
Simple things like switching the lights off when you leave a room or turning off appliances you usually leave on standby like the TV or music speakers. Other ways to save energy include turning your heating down a few degrees. You can also dry your clothes by air drying them rather than using a tumble drier.
You can save water around your home in a variety of ways. A major way to conserve water is to switch the tap off when you are brushing your teeth. Many people leave it running while they brush their teeth which can waste 24 litres every day!
If you can, ditch the car and walk or ride a bike to your destination. It’s not only better for the environment but for your health, too. If you’re going on longer journeys, is there a way you can car share or use public transport (pandemic restrictions dependent)?
By leaving the car at home you’ll be helping to reduce your carbon footprint and reducing your greenhouse gas emissions.
It’s true switching from paper letters and bank statements to email versions is another way you can go green. Many shops also offer to email you a receipt rather than printing you one off, too.
You don’t need to give everything you love up to help preserve the environment. You’re probably already helping in ways you didn’t even realise but making just small changes can help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle.