Most of us have already heard of the 4 R’s: Reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose. Here are some different eco-friendly habits you can implement without breaking your head.
1. Collect your pop tabs
Whether you’re drinking a soft drink or a fruit punch, it also has a pop tab if it comes in an aluminum can! By collecting these pop tabs, you can donate them to a non-profit of your choice that actively participates in such activities. Many charitable organizations, such as the Ronald Mcdonald House in Montreal recycle them in exchange for money that will support their cause.
2. Use Ecosia as your search engine
Ecosia is a green search engine that plants trees through the profit made via searches. Through the income generated by search ads, they ensure the plantation of trees worldwide. Your search can contribute to reforestation in Indonesia, Nicaragua and more. Over 142 million trees have been planted thanks to Ecosia.
3. Try to implement meatless Mondays
By reducing your meat consumption, you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Meatless Mondays are also a great way to discover vegetarian alternatives that are also nutritious, such as tempeh and lentils. Not only will the planet thank you, but so will your taste buds!
4. Carry a reusable bag with you at all time
Although it might be hard to remember at first, soon enough, you won’t be caught outside the house without your reusable bag. Plastic bag pollution is an important issue as these bags take up to 1000 years to break down. Additionally, having a reusable bag with you is an easy way to reduce your use of single-use items.
5. Switch from standard shampoo and conditioner to bar products
This habit is also a great way to reduce your use of single-use items. Shampoo and conditioner bars are more environmentally conscious as they don’t have plastic packaging. Most of them are also biodegradable and are free from harmful chemicals. Like typical hair products, there are bar soaps for different hair types and scents.