Sustainable lifestyle may appear to be a big task in hand for many, but small changes in our day-to-day life can help us lead a green life that eventually will have a positive impact on the surroundings. All we need to do is leave our so-called comfort zones, challenge ourselves to make small, simple changes in our routine to help sustain the environment. These changes will not just ensure good health and wellbeing but also help you save a lot of money. Here we have some simple tips, ideas to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Less or no waste:
Our waste or trash, be it regular household waste or e-trash, simply cause pollution and harm the environment. The best way to reduce your waste is to buy only those products that you really need. Instead of using paper plates, use metal and plastic plates that you can wash and reuse. Same thing applies to paper towels or napkins that you can replace with regular towel or cloth that you can use again after washing it with soap or detergent. If you still have trash, look if you can compost or recycle it.
Donate your useful trash:
As they say one man’s trash is treasure for another, you should not trash any product or object that still is in working condition or useful. Instead of trashing your old mobile phone or any other running gadget in the bin, it to a creative friend who can re-purpose it or someone who really needs it but cannot afford it. When buying a product, consider its packaging and durability to make your purchase purposeful.
Say no to bottled water:
Plastic bottles used to store and sell water in stores not just create piles of trash across the world, but scientific studies also show that if stored for longer durations, water in plastic bottles become harmful for our body and health. Instead of using bottled water, use a stainless steel bottle that you can refill and reuse. If you are apprehensive about tap or tank water, you can buy and use a water filter to clean tap water.
Use efficient appliances and fixtures:
When purchasing large appliances and fixtures for your home or office, make sure to check their energy ratings and only invest in those equipment that have been certified by government agencies. Energy efficient appliances not just help you reduce your electricity bills but also help in sustaining the environment.
If you concerned and are willing to play your role in sustaining the environment, going green or following a sustainable lifestyle is not a big deal at all. Small changes in your routine life can make a big difference and thus, protect the environment.