7 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ to The Earth

Thursday, March 18

By Sophie Maria Kibinian

Small progress is still progress, do your part of the job and be eco-friendlier! I know that it may seem hard or impossible sometimes, but here are 7 easy ways you can go “greener.”

 Reusable soap bags

You know when you’re using a bar soap, and it gets to the point where it’s practically useless? Save those soap ends, and put them in a small saver bag, you can then use it to exfoliate your body or even wash your hands.

 Bring your own bags to the grocery store

This may seem like a small effort, but it’s a huge one for our planet. Use tote, nylon, jute, and paper bags. According to the Condor Ferrie, more than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year and 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs in 2020-2021, now that is something to think about.

Upcycle your closet

With the micro-collections released yearly to stay up to date with the latest trends, excess textile waste, hazardous chemicals, child and women labor and mass production, fast fashion is unfortunately participating in this environmental collapse. However, you can be a part of the change, by upcycling your clothing, thrift, sell instead of throwing away and shop cautiously from specific brands.

Replace your daily gadgets

Switch your straws by metal ones, your plastic bottles by a stainless steel or glass bottles, your plastic toothbrush by a bamboo one, beeswax papers rather than plastic wrap, instead of single use cotton try buying cotton pads to remove your makeup. These alternatives may seem expensive or even annoying to use, but they are long lasting and sustainable.

Do not forget to unplug electrical devices

Whether it’s your phone or laptop charging, leaving the lights or the TV on when you leave a room, using too many electronics unnecessarily on, these small steps are a huge plus for mankind.

Shop consciously

Whether it’s for your closet or your fridge, make sure you’re supporting the right brands, if they’re eco-friendly, cruelty free and don’t support underpaid child and woman labor.

Recycle!

Always divide your waste before throwing them out and simply respect the sorting bins!

These are 7 easy steps you can adopt into your new lifestyle to be eco-friendlier and more sustainable, after all your efforts, small or big, DO matter, save your planet it will thank you later.

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