We are well into the fourth month of 2022 and the urgency to reduce our carbon footprint has never been more important. We as individuals create our own carbon footprint in this world based on what we do in our daily lives and how we have cultivated our personal lifestyle.
The environment needs you. The future generations need you to preserve the earth and make it not just a liveable planet but a thriving one. We must do our part as individuals to save the environment and choose to live a sustainable and environmentally-friendly life. Here are a few ways for you to be more eco-friendly this year:
1. Use Renewable Energy
Instead of using fossil fuel which produces extensive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, opt for renewable energy sources to produce electricity. In addition, majority of households use oil and gas as sources of energy. To be more sustainable, start using solar energy deriving straight from the sun!
2. Switch to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
I know there are plenty OCD clean people in the world that demand to have the strongest cleaners to have their places and clothing squeaky clean. These chemical cleaners are extremely harmful to the environment and cause significant damage to biodiversity. But what if I told you the market has several eco-friendly cleaning products to clean just as well? Give green cleaners a chance and notice the results and positive impact it will have in the environment around you.
3. Utilize Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper
Toilet paper has been one of the major concerns in the environmental sphere as it has caused considerable harm to the environment. This is mainly because a significant number of trees have been chopped off to make them! Make the switch to bamboo toilet paper and keep your environment safe.
4. Use Recyclable Bottles
We all know that this world is packed up not just with hordes of plastic people, we also have plenty of plastic bottles. These bottles are extremely harmful to the environment and when just negligently thrown away, many animals suffered brutal deaths as a consequence. Micro-plastic pollution is especially difficult to clean up. Instead, opt for reusable bottles that are the right size for you. Not only is this a great money saving tactic, fewer plastic bottles would be bought.
5. Stop Drinking from Plastic Straws
Plastic waste is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today. There is over 8.3 trillion tons of plastic globally and a majority of that has not undergone the recycling process. Straws can take up to two hundred years to fully decompose. This can present as a danger to animals and the surrounding environment. Instead switch to bamboo straws, paper straws or metal straws to make the world an eco-friendlier place.
6. Use Sustainable Hair Care
All of us use shampoo and conditioner at least 2-3 times per week. What you may not be aware of is about the large amount of chemicals exuding out of shampoo and conditioner that are extremely harmful to our planet.
These chemicals are toxic and can damage biodiversity as it goes down the drain into the beautiful and unassuming ocean. You can try out alternative non-synthetic ingredients for shampoo and be on the lookout for natural ingredients.
Changing your daily habits and cultivating an eco-friendly mindset will make our 2022 more sustainable!