Small Sustainable Changes You Can Make Right Now
Sustainability doesn’t have to mean going out of your way to save the Earth. It can simply mean a slightly different, but equally intuitive modification to the same routines you’re used to. We show this with our tablet-based products while understanding sustainability starts with simple habits you can easily adopt.
Here are some ways you can start being more sustainable right now:
- Choosing double-duty or multi-purpose products
Consider investing in a product that will give you more bang for your buck in function and waste reduction. Buying a product like a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner will help you reduce the plastic you use while making your routine a lot shorter, easier, and more convenient.
- Using plastic-free or non-packaged products
Not all products have to come in plastic bottles or pumps. Look for brands that carry products in paper bags, compostable material, recycled packaging, plant-based packaging, and more. More and more brands are coming out with sustainable alternatives to packaging that are just as easy to use, if not more, and easy to recycle.
- Going to thrift or second hand shops
Thrift shopping is a fun way to update and upgrade your wardrobe on a whim. It decreases energy consumption and air pollution, saves us mountains of landfill, and keeps oceans cleaner. What better way to treat yourself than to find a stylish outfit and take care of Mother Earth at the same time?
- Reusing grocery bags instead of buying trash bags
Think about it. Why buy a bundle of trash bags you'll throw away anyway when you can reuse and repurpose what you already have? You go to the grocery store often, so you will already have plenty of grocery bags to use as your trash bags if you add them up.
- Choosing loose fruits and vegetables (whole and unpackaged)
If you aren’t already doing this, buy loose or whole, unpackaged fruits and vegetables as opposed to cut or processed ones. Stores usually have pre-cut fruits and vegetables in plastic containers as well as packaged fruit snacks, which tend to be one-time use products. The next time you go to the store, choose your health and sustainability first and pick the freshest produce you see!