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. 


  1. 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.


  1. Choose organic/ethical clothing as much as possible – reducing chemicals, formaldehyde, phthalates coming into your home.


  1. 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.


  1. 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. 


  1. 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.


  1. 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.).


  1. 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!


  1. Return egg, fruit, berries, and veggie containers and cartons to the farmers at the markets for reuse.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Bring your own reusable bags to the farmers market or grocery store. Vendors love it, and so do we. 



At The Ecofairy, 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 




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