Five Things – Start Doing And Stop Doing

Five Things – Start Doing And Stop Doing

Living sustainably isn’t just a fancy word; it’s a lifestyle that’s good for both us and the Earth. With lots of info out there, it can feel like a confusing maze. But don’t worry, we’re here to help and make it simple. Here are 5 things to do and 5 things to avoid for a more sustainable life.

Things to Start

  • Bring Your Own Bag When Shopping:- You might be surprised to learn that you can save more than 200 paper or plastic bags each year by doing this simple act.
  • Carry Your Own Cup for Takeaway Tea or Coffee:- Not only does tea and coffee taste better this way, but it’s also healthier and more sustainable compared to drinking from disposable paper cups.
  • Carry Your Own Water Bottle:- We won’t put a number on this one because the savings are significant. Just imagine the countless bottles that can be spared annually if you and your family embrace this eco-friendly practice.
  • Carry an Extra Handkerchief and Use Hand Dryers Where Available:- Tissues are neither recyclable nor environmentally friendly to produce. By switching to handkerchiefs and using hand dryers, we can save trees and reduce water usage.
  • From Trash Bin to Recycling Bin:- Start setting aside your recyclable items and contribute to recycling collections that occur either biweekly or monthly in many areas. If your location doesn’t offer this service, look for nearby recycling drop-off points where recyclables are collected.

Things to Stop

  • Single-Use Products: Bags, Bottles, and Cups:- Single-use plastics or paper products as alternatives to plastic; both have become environmental supervillains. Plastic and paper straws, cutlery, and bags are culprits that it’s time to bid farewell to, as we embrace reusable alternatives which are more sustainable.
  • Impulse Buying:- Online shopping binges can lead to excessive packaging, transportation emissions, and a pile of unnecessary items. Fast fashion, one of the key categories there, promotes rapid production and disposal of clothing, resulting in significant waste and pollution. Let’s make intelligent buying and escape this impulse buying.
  • Food Waste:- Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste. This extensive waste not only depletes valuable resources but also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.We cannot control directly the waste that happens at the production and transportation stage but we can reduce that at the consumption stage. Be it planning meals at home or making it a point to finish what is taken on the plate as a habit. Any good step you take can make a difference. 
  • Snipping the Edges of Packets:- When you cut open a packet, do so in a way that keeps the entire packet intact. This not only prevents bits of packaging from flying away and littering the environment but also facilitates recycling and reduces waste.
  • Forgetting to Switch Off:- Leaving your electronic gadgets on standby or forgetting to switch off things; let’s change that. Remember to unplug chargers, switch off lights, and turn off the TV not only using the remote but also by flipping the switch.  The energy saved by turning off a single light bulb for an hour is enough to power a TV for three hours. These switches have been secretly harboring superpowers! Read our detailed piece on this at “ link to energy leader article”.
    By discontinuing wasteful practices and initiating eco-friendly habits, we can all play a role in creating a healthier, more sustainable world. Let’s take a good step by starting with these fives. 

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