A sustainable lifestyle has been something I’ve been very passionate about for a few months now and have been making some lifestyle changes to live a life that is more sustainable. Living a sustainable life is important to both yourself and the environment and I do believe being sustainable has many benefits, I think the one major one is saving money. I have noticed how much money I’ve saved since making these small changes! In today’s post, I’m going to be talking you through 5 things I now use that makes me more sustainable! I really hope this post motivates you to become more sustainable yourself!
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Number One- Metal and Re-usable bottles
One of the main things I use on an everyday basis has to be my metal bottle. I have a 500ml one and a 1L one which are so convenient and has really increased my water intake. I tend to use the 1L bottle whenever I am at home and when I am heading to the gym and I will use the 500ml one when I am going out for the day so I can refill it up wherever I go. This is probably the one thing that has saved me so much money and it has decreased the amount of one time plastic waste I use. If you don’t already, I’d highly recommend picking one up, I’ve seen them everywhere now but I especially love Chilly bottles.
Number Two- Re-usable Bags
One thing I always used to forget whenever I went shopping was re-usable bags. Instead I brought some re-usable bags from a variety of shops and kept them in my bag so I don’t forget them whenever I go shopping. Plastic bags are probably the biggest contributor to single use plastic so I’d either recommend re-using those plastic bags whenever you go shopping or purchasing some sturdy shopping bags to take with you!
Number Three- Metal Straws
A lot of fast food companies have switched their plastic straws to paper straws and people are still complaining? I’d recommend purchasing a metal straw that you can keep in your bag for whenever you pick up a drink that you might need a straw for. That way you don’t need to deal with the paper straws! I also find these super useful when I am trying to increase my water intake!
Number Four- Bamboo Toothbrush
This is a recent change for me but I never realised how much money you actually spend on a toothbrush in a year. I tend to re-purchase one every month so that is around £20 a year which is unnecessary. I got a bamboo toothbrush from bodycare and it lasts so much longer and it minimises your plastic use! I’d 100% recommend going to pick one up because I find they feel better on your teeth which is an added bonus!
Number Five- Depop and Ebay
This isn’t an object but it is definitely something I use to be more sustainable, in more than 2 ways. I’m one of those people that goes through stages with clothes and one day I’ll love something and the next I wont. the perfect way to combat that is using depop and ebay to sell it on! A lot of clothing ends up in landfill every year due to single wear clothing so why not sell it on and someone else can get there use out of it!
I also purchase from depop and Ebay regularly to stop myself from shopping at a fast fashion brand! The clothing always turns out cheaper so its a win win!
Do you use any of these products? Are their any other products you’d recommend?