The reality is that small, everyday changes can make a big difference over time. We may want to live our daily lives strictly eco-friendly way–but sometimes trying to make all the changes at once can seem overwhelming. However, living an eco-friendly lifestyle can be more attainable when you implement tips that feel manageable for you and your routine. Therefore, we’ve put together this quick guide to help you get started on your journey toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
- Using less plastic and paper products
Avoiding plastic and paper is a difficult task, especially as it is prevalent in many areas of our daily lifestyle. However, if you’re looking to cut down, some simple ways to reduce plastic and paper consumption include:
- Investing in a reusable water bottle
- Using reusable coffee cups
- Doing an audit of the plastic in your current beauty, food and lifestyle habits & seeing where you can switch to more sustainable products.
- Going vegetarian/vegan
If making the switch permanently feels too overwhelming, why not consider opting for a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle on a flexible basis?
To make it easier, you could consider making the change to your diet, for:
- One day a week
- For one entire month
- Choosing natural beauty products
Using natural beauty products has benefits for both your skin and the planet. Avoid harmful ingredients that cause no harm to surrounding animals or the environment and instead, look for products packed with beneficial nutrients to nourish and heal the skin. At Apoth and Co, we’re proud to formulate our lip care with natural, cruelty-free and eco-conscious ingredients that also help soothe and protect your delicate lips.
- Donate unused items
Help reduce waste by giving away clothes you no longer wear. You could consider giving it to a charity shop, passing them on to someone you know would make use of it, a textile recycling centre, or even selling it on reselling platforms such as Depop or Vinted.
- Consider selecting standard shipping rather than express shipping when buying online.
Reports show that faster speed deliveries can have a heavier carbon footprint than slower ones. Next time you online shop, consider using the standard shipping option (which is often cheaper and usually only varies by a few days!).
To live a sustainable lifestyle, you don't have to change everything at once; just start incorporating one or two of these eco-friendly tips into your everyday life! Adopting these practices is not only better for the planet, but can save you money in the long run.