You can help the environment now: 5 simple ways to reduce waste

You can help the environment now: 5 simple ways to reduce waste

We tend to think that our personal contribution to taking care of the environment does not really make a difference, then, we give up without trying our best. Well, the truth is that it does matter, and here is how to start taking the first steps!

Even the smallest changes to your routine can help you live a more sustainable life and have a positive impact on the planet. In addition to supporting sustainable brands, we propose 5 simple tweaks in your routine to help the environment.

1. Soap

Liquid body washes can be convenient, but they generate way more waste than soap bars

Liquid body washes can be convenient, but they generate way more waste than soap bars –they use less packaging and water to produce. There are thousands of natural soap bars that contain nutrients for the skin, some are highly hydrating, others are exfoliating, the choice is endless.

2. Stop accepting plastic bags

Stop accepting plastic bags

Use a tote bag when you are going shopping, and don’t accept unnecessary packaging or bags. This will reduce your carbon footprint and overall plastic use.

3. Say goodbye to tissues, paper napkins and paper towels

Use cotton towels, handkerchiefs and napkins, they last for years and are better for your skin.

Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be doing the environment a big favor. Use cotton towels, handkerchiefs and napkins, they last for years and are better for your skin.

4. Plastic cutlery is out of the question

Single-use plastic cutlery creates a huge amount of waste

On top of being uncomfortable to use, single-use plastic cutlery creates a huge amount of waste.

5. No cotton pads

No cotton pads

As I was removing my makeup one night, I realized that I at least used to throw away 2 cotton pads a day –that’s 730 pads a year that wound up in landfills! It is much better and pocket-friendly to use reusable cloth pads.

Simple changes to our daily routines can make a whole lot of difference for our world, now is when we need to take care of our environment.

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Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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