Ways To Reduce Your Impact On The Planet
The future is in your hands …
“Let us face it, there is no planet B.”
Here are ways you can reduce your impact on the planet.
- Avoid single-use items. Our oceans are filled with plastic bottles and items that were used short term. Thinking twice about buying short-term items in plastic is one of the most impactful green choices you can make.
- Choose organic/ethical clothing as much as possible – reducing chemicals, formaldehyde, phthalates coming into your home.
- Don’t buy or chew gum. If you can’t break the habit, try Glee Gum. It’s all natural, plus in a little box, none of those plastic blister packs in more packaging.
- Don’t buy gift wrap. We should use what’s around, including the kids’ artwork, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, or we can use a reusable bag or a dishcloth, scarf or towels so the wrap is part of the gift. Green Child’s editor, Amity, has loads of great ideas for wrapping gifts sustainably.
- Skip water in plastic bottles – including vitamin waters, herbal waters, and other bottle drinks pretending to be better than bottled water. Bring your own in a reusable water bottle.
- Choose products that have less packaging, and safer packaging (glass or cardboard instead of plastic, toothpaste tablets in a glass container instead of a tube and a box etc.).
- Skip the takeout containers. Bring your own bag or container if you suspect you’ll be getting takeout or bringing home leftovers. Learn more at Take Out Without, a campaign I started. Occasionally, we bend this rule if the containers are compostable. Be sure you actually compost it!
- Return egg, fruit, berries, and veggie containers and cartons to the farmers at the markets for reuse.
- Shop for local, organic produce. We choose to support our local farmers markets for so many reasons, but one reason is NO pesky stickers on each piece of food. That’s a small step to reduce your impact, but one your body reaps the benefits.
- When you consume meat, make sure it’s from a reputable source or farm where animals are treated humanely, can roam free, and are not given hormones or antibiotics.
- Bring your own reusable bags to the farmers market or grocery store. Vendors love it, and so do we.
At The Eco Fairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.
More info on our website: https://www.theecofairy.com