You’d probably count yourself as someone who really does care about the environment and the impact you have on it. As such you do your bit through recycling, cutting down on plastics, trying to not waste food and buying from sustainable food sources as often as you can. Yet still you know you can do more but don’t seem to be able to find the time.
How can you be greener-on-the-go and stay in budget? It is possible. Here are our top tips for reducing even more waste and greening up your life:
Drink more, pay less
Lifestyle bloggers and health gurus across the planet extol the virtue of drinking more water. It’s great for our skin, for our energy levels and the functions of all our vital organs. Drinking more water is a no brainer when it comes to our health but what’s not so healthy are the millions of plastic water bottles that end up in our seas, lakes and oceans. They are a scourge to marine life and one of the biggest sources of pollution on the planet. The answer?
Reusable bottles. The great thing about these bottles is, unlike their plastic counterparts, they’re not boring or a standard design at all. You can buy customized, funky designs that will fit neatly into a bag and you’re all set. The other great thing about reusable water bottles is that there are a growing number of cafes and stores that will top up reusable bottles for free in a bid to encourage responsible water consumption.
This same good news applies to coffee lovers. Invest in a reusable coffee cup and save money on your daily latte with hundreds of coffee chains and independents offering money off or free refills for customers choosing an ethical option. Saving money and reducing plastic waste never felt more stylish.
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Bring your own containers out shopping to your local grocery store when you’re doing your weekly shop. Ask for your fresh meat to be placed straight into a reusable plastic container from home rather than picking up a product covered in layers of plastic wrap that can’t be recycled. It’s easier to place straight into the fridge or freezer and easier to remove when you need to cook it up. The container can be used over and over and you can feel pretty good knowing you’ve made an ethical shopping decision without any added expense.
Similarly, with vegetables, avoid using disposable bags or buying pre-packed just set aside a sturdy hold-all that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, to put them straight into.
Whether you’re a busy personal injury attorney, parent or entrepreneur these two tips will save you both time and money while having an impact on the environment. Make a commitment today, snap up a stylish water bottle and reusable coffee cup and you’ll be making an investment into a more sustainable and greener future and help in the battle against plastic pollution across the globe.
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