5 Sustainable Tips to Help the Planet
Here are 5 easy sustainable things you can do to help the planet today.
1. Ditch single-use plastic bags
When going for your weekly grocery shop, how do you store your produce when shopping? Most supermarkets still have plastic produce bags available for you to use freely, however, this will soon change. We recommend you always have produce bags on hand, they don't weigh anything and won't take up any room. Plus they're great to travel with!
2. Swap your out your plastic toothbrush
Did you know plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose and 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold worldwide every year! Most get lost in the recycling process and end up in landfills or make their way into rivers and oceans. We know, it's a statistic hard to digest. Make the switch to a bamboo toothbrush, and when you're done with it, snap off the bristle for your general waste and dispose of the handle in your compost bin.
3. Use a menstrual cup
The average woman uses 11, 000 tampons in her lifetime. Pads and Tampons are responsible for about 200,000 tonnes of waste per year – most of which contain plastic. Switching to a menstrual cup will help lower not only this figure but the amount in your bank account.
4. Walk Where You Can
This is such an easy tip that requires no money. Walking or riding your bike to the shop is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions as well as get some exercise in.
5. Resell and donate items
Think twice before buying or throwing out old clothes. Try selling your unwanted items at a local market or donating them to a charity organisation. Remember, one person's trash is another one's treasure.