Tuesday, 27 September 2022

How to Lead a Sustainable Lifestyle

Written by Paulina Iriondo Gomez
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Climate change is a real issue for the entire world. While large corporations will be required to make the biggest changes to the way they operate; you can still play your part in healing the world too.

Not sure how you can lead a sustainable lifestyle? We can help. Read on to find out what changes you can make and how they will positively impact the Earth.

With rising temperatures causing issues such as polar icecaps melting and wildfires spreading across Europe, now is the time for a change.

This is done by leading a more sustainable lifestyle and with the average carbon footprint per person in the UK being 12.7 tonnes per year, there is definitely some room for improvement. These lifestyle changes can be small or large adjustments depending on your commitment to changing the world.

Shop Consciously

Look for brands that operate sustainably no matter whether it is clothes, food or homeware. This means that you are looking for companies that use recycled or organic materials to produce their items. These brands may also donate profits to sustainable causes around the world too.

When you buy your clothes and lingerie sets from brands that focus on sustainability, you will be supporting the right businesses that will make the world a better place. Your support to these brands may make other companies see the error in their ways, leading them to change too.

Swap Items In Your Home

You will no doubt spend most of your time at home which means it is another place where you have to think sustainably. Fortunately, there are plenty of small and easy changes that you can make which will reduce your carbon footprint. They include:

  • Swapping traditional lights for LED options
  • Turning off lights when you leave a room
  • Recycling waste correctly
  • Installing solar panels for those with larger budgets.

Choose Reusable Options

According to data collected by Hunkemöller, 11 billion makeup wipes are flushed away or thrown out every year. These can take around 100 years to fully decompose which highlights how important finding an alternative is. Instead switch to flannels or reusable cotton pads for a more sustainable option. This is just one example of changes you can make.

Purchase Secondhand Clothing

Fast fashion is a trend that has taken the world by storm. The negative impact on the environment, however, is astronomical. That is why opting to purchase secondhand clothes is a great way to have a more positive impact. Browse clothes in charity shops or car boot sales for the most sustainable way to shop.

As you can see, these changes are by no means drastic. They will, however, help you do your bit to heal the world that little bit more.

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