As World Environment Day approaches on June 5th, we wanted to highlight some simple ways to contribute to the movement now and moving forward. World Environment Day is honored every year as an effort for ecosystem restoration. In other words, it’s meant to highlight ways that we as a society can help restore and even reverse any damage and help nature heal. Here, you’ll learn about five steps we’ve taken as a team to do our part and for you to do yours too.
Aside from recycling and reducing our water consumption, these are the items that are helping us reduce our carbon footprint.
Reusable Water Bottles
You can save around 1,460 plastic bottles by opting for a reusable water bottle instead. Overusing plastic is one of the most wasteful we can do as people, and opting for a reusable water bottle, like this S’well one, is a simple way to reduce that significantly.
The same goes for metal straws. We all know the damage that plastic straws can do to air, water, land plus marine wildlife, and ecosystems. Metal straws are durable, safe, easy to clean, and cost-effective.
Bamboo Plates and Cutlery
Swap your paper plates and plastic utensils for bamboo options. For starters, bamboo is a lot more durable than paper, to begin with, and it’s biodegradable. Bamboo products are also made without toxic chemicals so they’re extra safe for both you and your home.
In the U.S. alone, we use up to 13 billion pounds of paper towels per year. Yes, you read that right, 13 billion pounds. Rather than continuing to depend on something that’s used once and thrown away, turn to reusable dishcloths. These dishcloths are durable, washable, and just as effective (if not more) than paper towels.
Recycled or Bamboo Toilet Paper
Toilet paper contributes a lot to the deforestation crisis happening across the world. You’ve likely seen more recycled toilet paper brands, as well as bamboo toilet paper on the aisles during your recent trips to the store. Over 25,000 trees are cut daily to continue creating toilet paper and these options are tree-free and incredibly eco-friendly.