Sustainability entails fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being. As our population and its demand grows and our world becomes more industrialized, the need for sustainability is even more vital. Even small changes, such as those made in your home or daily routine can make a huge difference. Below we have listed the top 5 ways you and your family can be more sustainable this fall.
Start Making Lunches Sustainable
Packaged lunches can be very wasteful due to the amount of plastic used to package foods. Try some of these simple swaps to eliminate plastic and have a cleaner, eco-friendly meal!
- Lunch Boxes- https://ecolunchboxes.com/
- Silverware- https://wandp.com/products/porter-utensils?variant=32281490686017
- Snack Bags- https://www.stasherbag.com/
- Silicone stretch covers- https://www.amazon.com/Unwasted-Reusable-Silicone-Lids-Leak-Proof/dp/B07P5BPP31
- Food Huggers- https://foodhuggers.com/
Ramp Up Your Laundry Game
Laundry detergent and laundry pods use large amounts of plastic which are not biodegradable and can end up polluting our environment. Ditch the pods and try something new- the Earth will thank you!
- Detergent sheets and Wool dryer balls- https://www.tru.earth/items.php?categories=Laundry
Stop Buying Plastic Water Bottles!
Investing in a water filter and non-toxic water bottle is a great way to help the environment and increase the quality of your drinking water.
Upgrade your Bathroom
Between shampoo, conditioner, soaps and more, swapping hygiene products with sustainable and zero waste options makes a big impact on the environment.
In a lifetime, a single woman who menstruates will use somewhere between 5,000 and 15,000 pads and tampons and is expected to throw away roughly 400 pounds of period product packaging. Making the swap to reusable or organic cotton feminine products is a great way to help the environment and also, our bodies.