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Tips on Everyday Sustainability

A lot of people would like to live more sustainably day by day, here's our curated list of simple, top tips for you.

Day-to-Day

  • Bring your own metal or glass straw or don’t use one
  • Bring a reusable coffee cup
  • Bring a reusable bottle (glass and stainless steel preferred)
  • Bring portable cutlery
  • Bring a reusable bag (cloth preferred)
  • Choose low-emission modes of transportation (bike, public transport, rideshare, etc.)
  • Collect your cigarette butts to recycle or properly dispose of

Body Care

  • Use reef-safe sunscreen (avoid Oxybenzone & Octinoxate)
  • Use body care products not containing plastic microbeads (refer to THIS guide)
  • Use nontoxic body care products
  • Use body care products sold in refillable or reusable packaging (glass preferred)
  • Use bamboo toothbrushes

Household Care

  • Use nontoxic and non-microbead detergents, dish soap, and household cleaners (Young Living, and Seventh Generation have great options)
  • Do laundry in a plastic-catching bag for micro-fibers
  • Use a drying rack rather than energy-intensive machine
  • Use water efficiently
  • Use energy efficiently

At the Grocery Store

  • Buy produce not wrapped in plastic
  • Buy grains, nuts, beans, etc. in bulk in your own containers

Diet


Conscious Consumerism

  • Buy used clothes and furniture from thrift shops, vintage stores, or online community postings (email list-serves or Facebook pages, etc.)
  • Sell or donate your own used clothes and furniture
  • Find and support companies like Solgaard Co., who intentionally source materials and are transparent of their whole supply chain and production process

 

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