How to be Eco-friendly in 2021?
Being Eco-friendly has always meant being ‘Earth-Friendly’. But is it possible to turn the knobs and make the world sustainable within days or even months? Not really. We believe that making the world sustainable starts by being Eco-friendly at home. Whether it’s with your food, your shopping habits, your Eco friendly cleaning products, or recycling. It all starts at home. Let us have a look at how we can be Eco-friendly for this planet.
Hop on the trend of ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’:
Buying reusable products can go a long way in any circumstances, a small example can be changing your regular plastic bottle to a stainless steel bottle which can last much longer and is durable too.
Reducing the buying behaviour of unnecessary products can drastically turn the ecosystem around. A major form of example when it comes to reducing buying behaviour is clothing fashion and it can be tackled with Sustainable Fashion.
Sustainable fashion has gripped the minds of people all over the world in recent years. The term clearly means, ‘fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice.’
And the sole purpose of this movement is to abolish the trend of ‘Fast Fashion’ where people venture on a continuous buying spree of clothes that suit the trend and are affordable. Fast Fashion has many negative effects, the major one being the use of ‘Synthetic Fibres’ that use enormous amounts of fossil fuels to produce clothes that are harmful to nature.
By adopting sustainable fashion, this trend can be abolished and a greater gift to the ecology can be offered.
The next step is to recycle. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “the total generation of MSW in 2018 was 292.4 million tons, which was approximately 23.7 million tons more than the amount generated in 2017. This is an increase from the 268.7 million tons generated in 2017 and the 208.3 million tons in 1990.”
We can help decrease this by simply checking the products we buy and choosing those that we can recycle easily.
Clean the floors of your home with natural floor cleaners:
There are many natural cleaning products, especially natural floor cleaners out there, Breezmate being one of them. The reason we suggest you use natural household cleaners or natural floor cleaners is to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals that can also be harmful to the water supply after washing away the floors. This can also easily protect your children and your pets and keep them safe.
Strong chemical floor cleaners can be harmful to the floors too:
You may have noticed the stains occurring on your tiles or marbles even after you wash your floors regularly, this is because of the high content of the chemical in the cleaning solution.
Venture out for the Eco cleaning products that claim that they are ‘natural wood floor cleaner’ or ‘natural hardwood floor cleaner’ or whichever type of floor you have, check that they are certified in being an Eco cleaning product or not, and then purchase it.
You can also make an extra effort by buying these natural wood floor cleaners or Eco cleaning products in bulk so that you can reduce plastic usage and also it will be cost-effective for you for a longer period.
Make your laundry Eco-friendly:
Another great array of Eco friendly cleaning products can be found in your laundry detergents. Use the detergents that are natural so that it doesn’t damage the quality of your fabric and also there will be less exposure to chemicals for you. And since you drain all the water to the sewage water supply, these Eco friendly cleaning products will not harm the water content.
Use reusable cloth bags for grocery shopping:
Elaborating the term ‘Reuse’ mentioned earlier; we know that a major part of our lives are consumed by plastic bags and the increasing usage of it is obviously harmful to the environment, and we all know that just taking our own cloth bags to groceries can decrease this amount of wastage drastically. if everyone starts doing it, the supermarkets won’t even need plastic bags.
Even though there are a much more inexplicable number of ways you can serve the purpose of being Eco-friendly like eating more vegetarian or switching to solar energy or even making basic purchasing choices of what you need and what you don’t. Your world is full of options but this world is not.