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Make more sustainable purchases a priority in 2021

Body BlissNow more than ever, a more sustainable way of life is important as we fight to protect out planet from man made damage. Here at Body Bliss, we care about practicing and promoting sustainable living – we have found that a sustainable lifestyle is not only important for the wellbeing of the planet, but also our own personal wellbeing.

Although you may believe that this involves major lifestyle changes, making your home more sustainable and eco-friendlier is nowhere near as difficult as you may think. Here are some simple and easy changes you can make in 2021 to live more sustainably.

  1. BUY ECO-FRIENDLY BEAUTY & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

Conventionally manufactured products contain ingredients that are bad for you and for the environment, make the switch to natural products. You should also look for products that are reusable, sustainably sourced or made from recycled materials. Shopping eco-friendly goes a long way!

  1. STOP DRINKING OUT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES

Replace your regular single use plastic bottles with reusable water bottles and you could save 584 single-use cups every year . The same goes for other single-use plastics, such as straws.

  1. INVEST IN REUSABLE BAGS

It is estimated that the average family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. These can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Start to re-use bags.

  1. GO PAPERLESS

Going paperless is another great way to reduce our waste and live sustainably: Why not switch to receiving all your bills and communications via email. Why not also switch to an e-reader rather than buying books?

  1. REDUCE WATER WASTE

There are so many ways to reduce water waste in your home. Simple things like turning the tap off whilst you’re brushing your teeth and fixing leaks all contribute. Did you know that reducing time spent in the shower by two minutes can save 10 gallons of water!

  1. NO MORE ‘EYES BIGGER THAN YOUR BELLY’

In 2020, it was reported that UK households threw away a whopping 6.6 million tonnes of food with over 70% being food we could have eaten. To help reduce this number, start measuring your portions rather than guessing. Ofcourse, leftovers cannot always be avoided but this can be recycled into compost, which is why implementing a separate bin in your home dedicated to food waste can go a long way!

  1. DON’T WASTE YOUR ENERGY

There are so many easy ways to reduce our waste of energy. Turn off appliances when they’re not in use, use more natural light, switching to energy efficient bulbs for your home are all good choices for both sustainability but also budgeting efforts.

So there you have it, more sustainable choices neither have to be expensive nor disruptive to your every-day living. But all of these factors will have substantial impact on the future of our planet. No matter how small, every little helps