The concept has been known by various sobriquets around the globe but gives it as many names as you like, the essence remains of it remains constant. And that is to connect to nature as much as you can, in any and every way possible. Buy organically grown items when it comes to food and for clothing, go for brands that get their raw materials from organic sources. Because these use the least pesticides. Relieving the soil from its toxic effects and providing us top-quality material for our daily needs.
Buy Locally Made
It is always a pragmatic choice to buy indigenous products rather than the pompous imported goods. You can always be assured of the quality since the materials are fresh and or made in front of you so you are aware of the process that goes into making the materials. The raw materials will be authentic and of the best quality available. Promote the local artisans as well as save the duty you pay for imported stuff.
Grow your greens
No, we are not asking you to get your farm and start growing your crops. But having a kitchen garden will not only make it a little easier on the environment but also your pocket. The common herbs that you use in everyday cooking can be easily grown on your front porch or even on your kitchen window plus it looks good too. Talk about kitchen aesthetics as an added feature!
Jute bags instead of plastics
This cannot be stressed enough but curb the use of plastics as much as possible. There are funky jute bags available in all sizes in the market these days. You can use them for daily grocery runs. Carry these bags rather than bringing home more waste plastics.
The better soap
Keep in mind a few things and be wary of a few environmental checks while buying detergent. Buy soaps and detergents which are sustainable and have passed quality checks. Which produces less lather and hence limits the water pollution because it takes a lot of effort to treat the soapy water for it to become fit for use again.
Swap it up
A lot of stores are coming up with the concept of exchanging old clothes for shop credits. you can use that to buy anything from the store. Helps save money and recycle your old stuff. Save money and reduce waste production
Yes, online shopping is not only fun but in its way helps reduce the carbon print. Because you are not going for a window-shopping outing and hence reduce the fuel usage that you would otherwise spend on going to the stores. Secondly, since the shops deliver orders in bulk that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Plus you can always control how many products you buy at a time.
This has been mentioned earlier as well but this is one of the things which should be incorporated into your shopping habits by default. Make sure you buy from sustainable brands that have no part in animal cruelty. Also, their manufacturing procedures are certified as under the permissible carbon emission levels.
Buy less, buy better
There is no better solution to reduce waste generation than controlling how much and how frequently you buy. Be it anything, any product if you are spending money and bringing something home, some part however minimal of it will become waste sooner or later. Instead of buying cheap stuff which will soon be useless, buy quality products that will be better and used for longer
Reduce, reuse, and recycle
The ultimate mantra for sustainable environment-conscious living lies in those three words and it is up to you to implement it in your life in any and every way possible.