Going green has really taken ahold of mainstream society. From H&M Conscious to whole companies being dedicated to renewable and biodegradable products, going green seems easier than ever. The environmental situation, however, continues to seem dire.
Our oceans are filled with plastic, killing wildlife and ecosystems. The air quality in certain cities is so degraded that it results in countless deaths.
We know that renewable energy is better for the environment, and that recycling is always the better option. We know it’s better to buy organic, but what if you don’t own a home on which to put solar panels? What if you can’t afford organic, free range, grass beef? And what in the world do we do about the bees?
It can get overwhelming… but it doesn’t have to be.
Going green is a lifestyle, so any small step is a great one as long as you stay consistent.
Given that, here are two easy ways to go green.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but how often do you run out the door without your tumbler or make a quick pit stop at your favorite coffee shop and use a disposable cup?
The waste adds up, especially if you’re going three times a week or more. Since I buy coffee regularly, I decided to start taking my own tumblers to reduce waste. I have one for hot drinks and cold drinks, that way I’m always prepared.
I purchased my cold drink tumbler at Starbucks on somewhat of a whim. If you want to be more conscious, however, the best type of tumbler to get is a stainless steel one. Not only is it better for your health, but it’s better for the environment as well.
Reusable Cotton Facial Rounds
As someone who wears makeup and removes it daily, I have used so many disposable products. From makeup removing wipes to the cotton facial rounds with micellar water, there always seems to be something to throw away.
I found it interesting that makeup itself has seemingly gone through its own green revolution, yet there continues to be so much waste.
After discovering the brand Wild Minimalist on Instagram, I noticed that they sold reusable cotton facial rounds. Incorporating these into my routine is a great way to go green and remain consistent.
They come in a pack of 20 and are machine washable. I’m hoping that in the long run they save me a little bit of money. I don’t anticipate ever buying a disposable pack again.
These are two simple steps that I am incorporating into my daily routines. Are there other ways of going green that you have incorporated into your life?