This new trend toward responsible and sustainable consumption shows how we’ve made our concern for caring for ourselves, for natural resources, and for our planet in general part of our purchasing decisions in recent years.
Our recommendations for eco-friendly consumption are simple to put into practice, cost less money, and are good for the environment. But relax—it's not necessary to apply them all at once. Every action matters.
1. Start small.
Like we just said, it's time to remove perfectionism from the sustainability conversation. Every action, no matter how small, moves us closer to our goals. It's fantastic that you are even trying to solve the problem. You should feel pleased with yourself. The most important thing is to start by examining your own consumption and lifestyle. Together, we may make a huge impact.
2. Always be well equipped.
The key to greater sustainability in daily life is good, efficient equipment.
It's a good idea to have one (or more) cloth bags available to put your items in when you go shopping.
You can use a beeswax wrap to take your lunch with you; they can keep ingredients fresh for longer and seal in any smell. This way, you may reduce wasteful packaging.
Do you share our passion for beverages? Buying a to-go cup and a metal straw is a great way to save energy and keep waste in check. By using these items on your way to work, you can avoid waste and enjoy your drinks.
3. Upgrade your personal hygiene routine.
Buying the right hygiene and beauty products can go a long way towards sustainability. Try using a recyclable toothbrush and dental floss. Make sure they don’t contain palm oil, microplastics, aluminum, or phthalates. This is not only good for the environment but also for your body and your health.
4. Sustainable consumption: avoid food waste.
It’s simple: Only buy what you can use. Write down your meal plan at the beginning of the week and stick to it as much as possible. But even if you are a spontaneous eater like us, your motto should be: Only buy as much as you need.
5. Drink tap water.
The plastic that single-use bottles are made from is bad for our health and the environment. We are very lucky that the tap water in Greece is drinkable. If you want to feel extra safe, you can invest in a water filter.