How to pursue a sustainable lifestyle?
Contrary to what many people think, living a sustainable lifestyle is not synonymous with numerous deprivations and does not require a radical change either. In fact, even small everyday actions can have a big positive impact if performed by many people. Since a 360° sustainable lifestyle is all what Kauri Store is about, here are some of our tips to make your current lifestyle greener.
- Make every purchase worth it
Be it food, clothing, household appliances or something else, always ask yourself if you really need what you are going to buy. This will help you avoid making purchases that end up in the trash.
Take food for example: it is estimated that about one third of the food produced globally each year is wasted, and in medium and high-income countries this is mainly due to consumers’ behaviour.
- Eat less meat
To help the planet, you don't necessarily have to go vegan: it's already a good start to eat less meat. In fact, meat production requires way more water than vegetables production. For example, to produce 1 kg of beef around 15415 litres of water are needed, whereas the same quantity of tomatoes only requires 214.
- Reduce plastic in your house
Even if we don’t realise it, plastic is present all over our homes, but fortunately there are good alternatives. You could replace the plastic foil with beeswax clothes to wrap your snacks and you could carry with you a reusable stainless steel water bottle instead of buying several plastic ones. When shopping preferably buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than already washed and cut or individually wrapped in plastic. By doing so, you’ll choose a product that required less resources to arrive on your table.
- Wear sustainable clothes
Even the clothes you wear can affect the environment. You can choose natural classic fabrics, such as organic cotton, which is not treated with pesticides or insecticides and whose seeds aren’t GMO or treated with chemicals. You can also opt for innovative materials, such as a fabric made from recycled fishing nets, thus helping to clean up the oceans. Traditional or innovative, the important thing is to choose consciously.
- Separate waste properly
If separated correctly, waste can be reused to obtain new materials, without the need to ask the planet for new resources. It is therefore essential to try to leave as little as possible in the unsorted waste bin! However, when it comes to old clothes, please consider donating them to the appropriate collection points if they’re in good conditions. In this way, you can give a second life to your garments and do a great action for others.
- Ride your bike
Limit as much as you can journeys by car: in the EU, the transport sector is estimated to be responsible for 30% of carbon emissions and 60.7% of these are in turn caused by cars. So, stop driving, start riding!
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