Say bye bye to single use plastic. We humans need to compensate to all the bad things that we do to our mother earth. But the question is what can we do? You can make a little changes in your life to become a little more eco-conscious especially right now that our planet earth is literally dying.
So here are the tips that we can do as a preventive measure for us to become a better person everyday:
1- SEPARATE and RECYCLE trash.
Inside your home you need to remember to separate your trash to dry and waste. Dry waste consist of solid and recyclable materials, which can be further separated into three groups: plastic, paper and other. Wet waste consists mostly of organic waste such as food, soiled diapers and other “damp” materials.
2- CONSERVE electricity and water.
You can be more sustainable in your daily routine by reducing your consumption of household energy. Turn off the lights and air conditioning when you leave the room. Conserving water reduces the amount of energy that is needed to filter it. Take short showers, fix leaking pipes, keep the running tap close while you brush your teeth. Taking these steps will lighten your monthly electricity and water bills, too!
3- Switch to REUSABLE things.
By switching to reusable things like bringing your own water tumbler to work so you don’t have to buy plastic bottles every time. Bringing your own cutlery is one way to end the use of plastic spoon and forks. And of course try to avoid using plastic straws as much as possible but if you really need one there’s alternative metal straws you can use. Don’t forget to bring your eco-bag everywhere you go and start off by purchasing reusable containers to pack your food in.
4- Exercise Minimalism.
Minimalism doesn’t mean living without anything, it means that you are making sure that everything you own and use is put to its maximum purpose. This means less waste materials as well. With a minimalist lifestyle, you will recycle more, and be more mindful of the items you support being produced so that sustainability is emphasized.
5- Think of a BETTER transportation.
Avoiding vehicles entirely is definitely hard because sometimes you just need a car to go from different places. But that doesn’t mean you always need to own a car or ride one. There’s alternative ways that we can do to reduce carbon emissions and traffic. One way is to walk if it’s not that far take it as an everyday exercise, good for you and good for the environment as well. If it’s far then you can also use bike or take public transit.
6-BE A PART of organizations and tell others.
Educate others about the importance of living an environmentally friendly life. Tell your family and friends about how to live sustainable. Talk to them about what will happen to Earth if we still live unsustainable. The more people share an awareness of the importance of the environment, the more we can do together to conserve it.
Living sustainable starts from your home. When it comes to being more sustainable, every little action counts. What do you do to be more sustainable every day in your life?