4 Easy Eco-Conscious Habits To Adopt If You're New To Sustainability

Suruchi Patwary , 06 Oct 2020
Set Of Eco-Friendly Products By Igisheva Maria | www.shutterstock.com
Set Of Eco-Friendly Products By Igisheva Maria | www.shutterstock.com

Every time you do something good for the planet, be sure to always be rewarded with extreme personal satisfaction, Eco-friendly habits might seem overwhelming to adopt at first, but once you actually get into it, you’ll realise how easy the shift is. And if you’re new to sustainability and don’t know where to begin, we’ve listed down 4 easy eco-conscious habits you could start with. Scroll down to read all about them!

1. Thrifting Is Fun

close up of a hand, looking on a flea market for clothes By Armin Staudt | www.shutterstock.com
close up of a hand, looking on a flea market for clothes By Armin Staudt | www.shutterstock.com

Carbon footprint needs to be reduced and thrifting is a great way to do so. Every time you make more use out of your clothes, you’re helping shrink the carbon footprint. Try buying secondhand, pre-loved pieces from thrift stores as they still have a lot of wear left in them. And just when you’re ready to let go of something, you can always resell it, donate it and therefore, help extend the life cycle of those clothes even more.

2. Vegetable Scraps To Make Stock

A large stock pot on a stove with vegetables cut for making soup Z By Zigzag Mountain Art | www.shutterstock.com
A large stock pot on a stove with vegetables cut for making soup Z By Zigzag Mountain Art | www.shutterstock.com

Composting your vegetable scraps can sound a bit intimidating. But you know what’s not at all intimidating? Making vegetable stock out of it. All you need to do is save the leftover vegetable bits in the freezer until you have a good three-four cups of veggies leftover. Once collected, cover them with water and let the mix simmer for about 45 minutes. Next, just strain out the scraps and you’ll be left with yummy and super useful vegetable stock!

3. Switch To Reusable Everything

Beeswax Food Wraps By Oksana Shufrych | www.shutterstock.com
Beeswax Food Wraps By Oksana Shufrych | www.shutterstock.com

Investing in products that will help you green your daily routine is a great way to become more eco-conscious. You could stock up on green alternatives like beeswax wraps instead of plastic wraps in the kitchen, metal straws instead of plastic straws. Take time to buy green products that you can use for years to come.

4. Support Local Produce

Fresh produce on sale at the local farmers market By Arina P Habich | www.shutterstock.com
Fresh produce on sale at the local farmers market By Arina P Habich | www.shutterstock.com

The next time you go grocery shopping, try to shop local produce from local farmers, local markets and farm stands. This will, in turn, reduce the need for groceries to be shipped in from a different region. Also, it feels good to buy fresh groceries from someone in the community.

Easy, right? Let us know in the comments below what other eco-conscious habits you swear by!

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