We have just experienced the year 2020 with many difficulties caused by Coronavirus. Don’t forget that you are a lover of the environment for Covid 19. The New Year is a great time to set new goals for yourself to have a better life. So what’s better to do next year than helping the planet!
In order to make environmentally friendly decisions in your life, you must always be motivated and dedicated to really see the nature of what you are doing. Don’t feel any pressure but feel free to feel it when you’re on the eco-challenge list. And like all goals, you’ll perform better when you make them clear in a list.
Start your journey with no waste by thinking about your sustainable way of life, then you can consult the following Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions to start a green new year.
Always take the reusable bag to the grocery store
If we continue to litter, our earth will have not enough landfills, and pollution will occur everywhere. This seems like a small task, but very important. You can help keep the world free of disposable waste and limit plastic pollution.
You might be too busy carrying a reusable bag with you every time you go out, so why not keep one in the trunk. Just like any new routine you’re trying to establish, it might not be easy to remember at first! With a reusable grocery bag, you’ll lose just one delivery of groceries on hand without any plastic or paper bags being used.
Buy a drink with a reusable water bottle
You have a habit of buying coffee every morning you go to work and you find yourself consuming disposable coffee mugs whether it’s paper or plastic. So why not prepare yourself a reusable coffee cup. If we all became a little more conscious of whether we really needed that disposable cup or just brought a reusable one, then there would be no more plastic waste pollution.
Make your own cake at home
You may not be ready to give up plastic packaging in your life as it is everywhere in all areas of your life. Confectionery is usually packed in a lot of plastic packages to ensure certain time quality. If you love junk food, it’s enough to make you think about packing.
To minimize odd packing, be sure to stock up on some large candies that you can put in your own reusable bag. But best of all, you can also simply start the fun weekend with your family by making some cookies or snacks at home!
Select a day of the week with no meat on the table
The livestock industry is causing serious environmental pollution and the cruel treatment of animals. So changing your diet in the new year with less meat is both protecting the planet and better for your health. Try cutting back on meat and dairy products at least one day a week. We would all be a little healthier if we cut our intake of animal products.
Our planet is also better off because meat production leaves a greater ecological footprint than plants, which means greater carbon emissions. A meaty weekday is a great way to start exploring some vegetarian recipes and easily start a new diet.
Keep the surroundings clean and beautiful
Garbage collection can be a great community-building activity and help children learn a lot about environmental responsibility. If you want to keep it simple, just grab a pair of gloves and a couple of trash bags and get started in your neighborhood. Let your kids participate. If you want help, get your neighbors to join or post a campaign on the internet so everyone can see it! By the end of the year, you will have a cleaner neighborhood and make new friends!
Health is important for your body, but it also affects the planet’s health! The healthier you are, the less packaged junk food you will consume, meaning less waste. When you start exercising, remember to take advantage of the natural gyms around you! You can go to local hiking or walk to the grocery store! The gym uses a lot of energy, detergents to stay active, so consider just running outside instead!
Buy second hand
Another great way to reduce unnecessary waste is that you can just start off by buying second hand! Every time you buy something used, you reduce your dependence on raw materials and support your local economy. You’ll also start saving money as second-hand items are lower priced but the quality is still great!
DIY natural skincare products
Our skincare routines are often filled with harsh chemicals including microplastics. Moreover, most of the cosmetics are wrapped with plastic and end up in landfills.
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, they absorb what we apply to it. There are many homemade natural cosmetic recipes out there that do not harm your skin like the chemicals in cosmetics. Doing things at home is a great way to keep track of what goes into your skin and at the same time reduce waste! Things like lip balm, lotion, scrub, or finishing mask can all be made at home with just a few ingredients!
Bring an agricultural bag to store fruits and vegetables
You can easily buy fruits and vegetables in your own bag without packing them in a plastic bag! To start, invest in a few reusable cotton bags every time you go shopping. All you have to do is put your product in the bag you brought!
Say no to disposable utensils
It sounds simple enough, but we need to start small to stick with a solution. If you are feeling scared by all the plastic in the world and don’t know where to start, say no to a disposable plastic straw or any other disposable one. When you go to eat, refuse to use them.
You can also bring your own glass, metal, or bamboo straws. You can also prepare a set of reusable straws for drinks you make at home.
We all need to start somewhere, big or small to change! Are you ready to start an earth-friendly new year by doing the above Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions? Good luck!