In the world today there is a huge emphasis on our affect on the planet. There are so many things happening and the problems with the environment are continuously in the news. Businesses are starting to become more eco friendly for example providing paper straws. It is important to look at our own impact on the environment, as it should be respected. If everyone made a few positive changes it would have such a positive impact on the environment.
I am sharing 5 ways you can be more environmentally friendly:
Take your own bags when you are shopping
Using your own bags especially canvas bags means you will limit the amount of plastic you are using. I have been really good the past few weeks remembering to pack my canvas bag in my handbag in case I end up buying things (which usually does happen ha ha!).
Donate clothes and items to charity rather than throwing them out
Instead of throwing items out into the rubbish, if they are usable to take them to the charity shops or shelters, where they can use the items and saving the planet. Luckily near my house I have a couple of charity shops where I donate everything that is in good condition that I no longer need.
Eat less meat
This is not a post about telling people they should be vegetarian or vegan. However, just by making even more meal a week meat free is helping the planet. For me personally I like eating the meat free options or a simple pasta dish with no meat. Every little positive change helps the planet.
Switch to online communication
To save paper you can switch to paper free and get correspondence like bank statements for example online rather than through the post. This will help to reduce the paper waste. However, any paper rubbish you need to discard ensure you recycle. This is my next step to reduce my waste, I have already switched to online payslips and P45’s through work but have other paperwork to switch to online access.
Taking your reusable travel mugs or cups are a great way to limit your paper and plastic waste. Also in a lot of coffee shops you get rewards/perks for bringing your own cup. I think this is a great idea!
Do you do any of these already? What steps do you take to be environmentally friendly? I’d love to hear in the comments.