BUY Less, CHOOSE Well, Make it LAST
Being a minimalist is one of the simplest ways to keep your carbon footprint.
Buying + Trashing = More Trash. The cycle of buying better goods and getting rid of the old ones in an effort to simplify, often means more items in the landfill. Weirdly, living with less can sometimes mean producing more waste.
It’s great, too, to spend more on goods that are designed to last for the long haul. But only if you actually use them for their entire lifespan—instead of tossing them when it's time to make an upgrade.
If you’re serious about living lightly, think about making some changes to the way you buy new goods and get rid of your old ones. Over time, these simple shifts can add up to a big difference.
Discard thoughtfully. When it’s time to get rid of something, don’t just toss it in the trash. Have a tag sale to find new homes for old furniture or appliances or ask friends on social media if they know someone who wants your stuff. Charity thrift shops and shelters are also appreciative of lightly used items.
Of course, there are plenty of other eco-friendly options. Sell old clothes on resale sites. Donate old blankets and towels to animal shelters, who can use them to keep dogs and cats warm and comfortable.
So, go ahead and give responsible minimalism a try. You’ll lighten the load on your living space and on the planet.
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