Welcome to another blog post about sustainability. We believe you’re a truly environmentally friendly person who cares about nature. We appreciate your concern about pollution and walking on the path of sustainable living. Are you the one who’s excited about adapting sustainability in life but doesn’t know how to be sustainable? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
We at Dwij are on the sole mission of letting the world know the real power of sustainable living, and we’ll let you know the ten steps towards sustainability. In this blog, you’ll learn about small yet impactful measures that you can take to live a healthier and better life. So, without wasting any more time, let’s dive straight into it.
1. Say NO to non-recyclable or plastic bags
Single-use bags are the worst of their kind, as they cannot be recycled and immensely impact the environment. These non-recyclable plastic bags are weightless, so they eventually end up in drainage systems, water bodies, and landfills. Also, they’re often consumed by animals like cows and birds, which is equally harmful to wildlife and nature.
Alternative: You can use a bag that is made up of material that can sustain several uses. You can go for a tote bag or even a cotton bag. These bags are not only better for the environment but are also made of high-quality materials and make you look good. Imagine yourself carrying a high-quality tote bag rather than a plastic bag, and now decide for yourself what’s better for you and for the world you live in.
2. Use a Bamboo Toothbrush
Well, if you’re reading this blog, we believe that you must have already switched to a bamboo/ wooden toothbrush. If you haven’t, then this should be your first step towards sustainability. On the other hand, toothpaste also comes in a package that cannot be recycled easily. Therefore, you can either go for paste tablets or opt for tooth powder to be more sustainable.
3. Say NO to plastic containers
Plastic containers/ tiffins are another plastic product that is produced in mass and cannot be recycled. Although it’s not a single-use plastic, it still impacts the environment negatively. These containers cannot be recycled, and their production also harms the environment.
Alternative: You can go for steel or glass containers to store whatever you want. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they’re much better for your own health. Also, containing anything in a glass or steel container saves it from getting destroyed as compared to any plastic container.
4. Menstrual cups over sanitary napkins
Out of 8 billion people, 4 billion are women. And out of 4 billion, around 2.3 billion women are menstruating while you’re reading this blog. Imagine the number of sanitary napkins (pads) that are used on a daily basis. And we’re all aware of the fact that one pad cannot be used more than once; don’t you think that’s a lot that’s going to waste?
Alternative: Instead of sanitary napkins, women can prefer menstrual cups that’ll last for years, go for cloth pads that can be used several times, or switch to period panties. These products are not only sustainable but also beneficial for your own health.
5. Old school razors over plastic razors
Well, there are plenty of products available on the market when it comes to removing facial hair. From trimmers to razors, every other product is made of plastic that can’t be recycled and is mostly made of cheap materials that cannot be recycled. Ask yourself, Is that something that you would use on your face? Absolutely not!
Alternative: Old steel razors are not just classy but are made of steel that lasts for years. Not only do they last for years, but they are proven to give a better shave to your face. Using old-school, steel razors is one of the best things that you can do to trim or shave your facial hair.
6. Carry a steel straw
Say a complete NO to plastic straws; they’re immensely bad to consume any kind of drink via them. Again, not only cannot they be recycled and are a great threat to the environment, but these straws are extremely harmful to you too.
Alternative: Metal straws are easy to carry, stylish, and immensely durable. Not only does it make you stand out from other people, but it’s also a lot healthier for your personal hygiene and health. These metal straws can be used for years and are considered one of the best items for sustainable living.
7. Say NO to non-stick utensils
Non-stick cookware typically has a coating made of plastic, and over time, this coating seeping into your food can be highly harmful to your health and potentially result in serious diseases like cancer.
Alternative: Whenever you want to acquire new utensils, starting with cast iron utensils might be a great place to start. They are beneficial to both the environment and your health.
Now that you’ve read the first part of this blog, do you think these habits are difficult to adopt? Absolutely not! Making these small changes in your daily habits would increase your standard of living and take you towards sustainable living. Remember, these changes would be a great benefit to your own health. By adopting these habits in your lifestyle, you’ll observe a massive positive change in yourself. Not only that, you’re already aware of the environmental benefits of these sustainable habits.
So, now that you already know the benefits, what are you waiting for? Don’t you think it’s time to change and live a sustainable life?