Hi there, first of all I am not perfect and I don’t think anyone else is when it comes to the environment. I think because of all of the things around us that were seen as “normal” are now becoming things that are damaging. I love the fact there is more awareness and people are talking and trying to change. But, it will take time and I believe that if we all start doing little things then it will make a big difference.
Here are some ways we can all together help the environment….
It has become well known now that fast fashion is damaging to our environment. However, there are some things we can do. We can give unwanted clothes to charity, to friends/family, sell them or something I like doing is to re-style them. By this I mean I cut them up and change how they look to create a different style, and then any fabric I have cut off I then use as cloths around the house to clean. That way they last longer and become even more useful.
I definitely recommend finding other ways to use clothes especially if they are in no condition to re-sell or give to someone else. But, also I have always been brought up to not just throw things away if they rip but always to try and fix them. Therefore, I always sew things back up and use them again and again. I guess that’s just the creative person within me that loves this! I would really LOVE a sewing machine though.
I mean I am not necessarily a massive “fast fashion” person, I probably buy some clothes a couple of times a year. Most of the time I just re-wear what I have haha. I know that whatever I buy I just wear the same things over and over so I don’t tend to spend my money on clothes. But also going to charity shops are a great way to find some bargains but also reduce the waste and help the environment!
2. Reduce plastic
This is probably one of the biggest struggles, because plastic is literally everywhere. Especially when it comes to food shopping. However, some supermarkets are testing “non plastic” isles where you can just pick up your fruit and veg. So I get this one is hard. I love the fact a lot of companies are now using paper straws, yes they get soggy but if that means the place we live in can thrive and survive then I don’t care about a soggy straw and neither should you. In regards to drinking I always carry my bottle that I just refill up again and again with water, also my friend got me a Costa mug which I can take into coffee shops and get them to fill up with hot drinks. Every little helps. I am hoping that there will be other ways to store food other than plastic very soon.
3. Meat free meal
By this I mean once a week just dedicate to making a vegetarian meal, with no meat at all. Hopefully if everyone tried this (I mean unless you are already vegetarian or vegan haha), this will help to reduce carbon footprint. I personally am not a massive meat eater anyway (I used to be vegetarian), so most of my meals are veggie options anyway. But, if you do eat a lot of meat, I think this idea is a good one to cut down a bit. But also to explore other meal options, there are some great recipes out there!
I feel like this one is obvious, but even just checking what you can and can’t recycle is important. I will post a link down below which has a good list to check! There were somethings I realised they don’t recycle even when I have put them in the recycling before. So definitely give this a read, and obviously this might be different depending on where you are from as well.
Do you have any tips or recommendations for becoming more eco-friendly?
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