Start by taking an inventory of your trash and recycling bin to find waste-free alternatives. Try environmentally friendly beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap, reusable bags instead of single-use grocery bags, and reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones.
Opt for Green Cleaning Supplies
Make an impact at home by switching to refillable soaps and cleaning supplies, and items with minimal packaging, such as laundry strips. Then, opt for biodegradable ingredients and products, such as Swedish dishcloths, and responsible-living mainstays, such as dryer balls.
Create a Natural Beauty Routine
Be kinder to your skin and the planet with natural beauty, skincare, and personal care products that are loaded with plant-based ingredients. Choose items with minimal packaging and less waste, such as shampoo bars, safety razors, and reusable cotton pads.
Learn About Sustainability
Embark on a sustainable living journey with books on becoming more environmentally friendly. Whether you want to dig deep on climate change or learn about easy eco-swaps, there’s a book that’ll stoke the fire within to take care of Mother Earth.
Choose Planet-Friendly Paper Products
Opt for notebooks and journals made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper—a strict environmental and social standard. For gifts, recycle household fabrics, maps, and more. Or, try an organic cotton gift wrapping set inspired by Furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping cloth.
Teach Kids About Sustainability
Get the kids involved in packing their own waste-free meals and snacks with fun, reusable lunch boxes, bags, and water bottles. You can also introduce them to toys made of sustainable materials, which prompt imaginative play while being kinder to the planet.