Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact

While I feel like sometimes I am a bit cruel to the environment in how much I use my car and how many candles I light a day, there are some things that I consciously do to reduce my impact on the earth.

Eco-living is something I really enjoy researching and learning about, and of course, it’s also massively important. I’m not sure how much stock you guys put into the idea of global warming, but the signs of it are so obvious here in Australia (especially with our lack of a Winter this year) so I really like to do my part.

I thought it would be cool to share some tips and tricks on how I reduce my waste/excess consumption with you guys today. I would also love if you could let me know in the comments what you do to reduce your waste, or if you could point me towards your favourite content creators who write/talk about this topic.

Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact - A GIRL & GREY


Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact - A GIRL & GREY

EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Stop using single-use plastics! This includes plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, etc. I only drink out of glass water bottles, and I only ever use bamboo/wooden cutlery when I’m out, if I don’t bring my own of course. This is my favourite brand of glass water bottle to buy, and I recycle mine after a couple of months.
  • On that – recycle, recycle, recycle! We really try not to buy anything from the grocery store that can’t be recycled – we mainly buy things in glass jars actually.
  • Always buy toilet paper made from recycled paper. Guys, I know three ply toilet paper is such a nice thing to have and feels absolutely luxurious, I totally get it. But it’s so wasteful. So so wasteful.
  • KeepCups are LIFE CHANGING. We own four in total and I’m still looking to grab a couple more (I really want to get myself this one – very on brand!) and they’ve been an absolute essential at uni, while travelling, and on the weekends. Single use coffee cups – even those that are made with cardboard – still contain plastic in the lining as well as in the lid, and it’s so wasteful to use something once and then chuck it. Take your own cup – always. I also multi-task with mine by filling it with snacks.
  • Glass jars are also life changing! I use them to store things in my pantry and fridge, and also to tote food around with me on uni days. I prefer Ball Mason jars, but really, anything will do.
  • Another thing I use to tote food around with me are beeswax wraps. I have a bunch from Bee Eco Wraps and love them so much. They’re also great to wrap over a plate of food before you pop it in the fridge.
  • As for food itself, I really love taking my glass jars into The Source and buying pantry goods in bulk. Almonds, oats, spices, coconut, rice, freshly made peanut butter and cacao powder, you name it – they’ve most likely got it – and you won’t be filling up your bins with chia seed packets. Win win!

Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact - A GIRL & GREY


Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact - A GIRL & GREY

So those are some of my tips and tricks to reduce your environmental impact! Do make sure to let me know how you look after the environment. I’d really love to chat about it in the comments below.

Sharni xo

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4 thoughts on “Easy Ways To Reduce Your Environmental Impact”

  • Haven’t felt the heat of winter up here in Queensland I found it cold but not as cold as it should be. I wish I was able to do all these things but sadly I don’t have a job and what money I do get mainly goes to bills and my Medication. If bill food places weren’t so goddamn exspensove and if I had one near me instead of an hour away I would do things because
    I myself think it’s essential that we all do our best to help the environment. Also diddo with the keep cups, I’ve got a Gloria jeans branded one but I love it. It’s glass and cork material with a tiny plastic cap.

    • Exactly! It’s all about doing what you can. I’m no eco-warrior by any means, and I do fall victim to using plastic sometimes. I am human after all. But I think the most important part is staying conscious about your consumption, which is exactly what you do by the sounds of it! xo

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