How to live more sustainably: 12 ways to reduce your environmental impact

Today is Earth Day and this is what we can all do to live more eco-friendly.

There has been a lot of talking about how we can live more eco-friendly and what can we do as individuals to reduce our footprint over the last recent years.

Many have realised what climate change, deforestation, unsustainable agriculture and plastic pollution can do, not just on the environment, but animals and people too. Alter all, humans are not the only living beings that call Earth home and we need to take responsibility for unsustainable human activities that led to the issues we are dealing today.

“Embrace a lifestyle that reduces the implact on people, planet and animals.”

Since we celebrate Earth Day today, we decided to share 12 super easy ways you can make a change, for yourself and our planet. Right now. 

So what can you do? Take a look.

Fashion

Ditch: fast fashion; Alternative: vintage fashion or sustainable brands

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Photo: Charles Etoroma

Beauty

Ditch: cotton pads; Alternative: washable cotton pads

Ditch: plastic toothbrush; Alternative: bamboo toothbrush

Ditch: plastic razor; Alternative: metal/bamboo razor

Ditch: tampons and pads Alternative: a menstrual cup 

Ditch: liquid shampoo in plastic packaging; Alternative: shampoo bar

Ditch: plastic hairbrush; Alternative: wooden hairbrush

 

Lifestyle

Ditch: plastic bags; Alternative: cotton shopping bags

Ditch: plastic straw; Alternative: metal straw

Ditch: plastic food containers; Alternative: glass food containers

Ditch: cling film; Alternative: beeswax wrap

Ditch: plastic cups and water bottles; Alternative: reusable cups and bottles

Editor’s note: Feature image via Gem Lauris Rk/Unsplash.