What can you do to make it more eco? Part 2. Everyday habits

February 4th, 2019

The world is going in such a direction that if we do not change our everyday habits in a moment, we will be stuck in rubbish. Ubiquitous plastic, piles of rubbish, plastic islands floating on the oceans and air pollution – we have an influence on everything. Even the smallest change counts – in the end you have to start with something. This time, we’ll tell you what you can do in everyday life to be more eco-friendly.

In the previous post about being eco, we focused on shopping habits. Be sure to read this article and check how to reduce plastic consumption using a few simple shopping tricks. And now the continuation – how to produce less rubbish every day.

Being more ecoStep 1. Bring a thermal mug, water bottle and cutlery with you

The thermal mug will allow you to order your favorite take-out coffee without wasting a single cup. A water bottle will allow you to avoid the purchase of water in plastic – it is also an economical solution that will increase the savings on your account. Thanks to the reusable cutlery you will avoid using plastic knives, forks and spoons. Reusable cutlery is available in special, lightweight packaging and is made of bamboo or plastic (it is better to buy one set of plastic cutlery, than dispose of it after each use).

Step 2. Do not use disposable straws

This is a small step that can change a lot. You can carry straws made of stainless steel for multiple use and completely give up drinking through a straw or possibly use paper straws.

 Step 3. Limit the meat

The production of meat on a mass scale has a huge impact on environmental pollution. In addition, the meat is often packed in plastic containers, thrown away after unpacking the product. You do not have to go straight to a vegetarian or vegan diet – you just need to reduce meat consumption. It’s a good start.

Step 4. Do not print tickets

Tickets to the cinema, public transport tickets, trains or concerts can be in electronic version. When you pay by card, you can refuse to accept a copy of the printout.

Step 5. Use soap and shampoo in brick form

There are more and more ecologically packed products on the market – for example in cans or paper or glass boxes. Shampoos and soaps are one of them.

Step 6. Carry a reusable bag with you

Always carry a small set of bags – just in case you need to make an unexpected shopping. Fabric bags can be folded into a small cube – they do not take up much space.

 Step 7. Do not throw away – give or sell

If you want to get rid of some items you do not use anymore, do not throw them away (unless they are completely useless). Sell ​​it, give it to someone who may need it or repair it. Give a second life to things.

Step 8. Drink water from the tap

In many cities tap water is drinkable and you do not even have to filter it. If you are not sure, buy a tap filter or a glass filter jug. Are you leaving and want to take water with you? Bring your reusable bottle with you.

Step 9. Buy sensibly

When you buy something, think carefully and do not buy on impulse. You can also invest in recycled / reusable items (such as toilet paper) or used clothes, furniture or other items.

 

 

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