How to Be More Eco-Friendly
Whether you’ve decided to go green to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, or be more environmentally conscious, every small step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle helps the world. With that said, beginning something new can feel intimidating, especially if you’re not sure how to start. Here are some small changes you can make in your everyday life to be more eco-friendly.
Buy second-hand whenever possible
Shopping second-hand decreases the demand for new products, especially clothing, which creates less pressure on companies to produce mass volumes of goods. In turn, reduced demand leads to lower production, less pollution, fewer wasted resources, and less harm to the environment.
Plus, thrifting isn’t just good for the planet—it’s also good for your wallet. Shopping second-hand allows you to take advantage of more affordable prices and helps you focus on the things that matter. Living green doesn’t mean you have to settle for less, either. Many items that you can find used are just as good as new.
Instead of buying new clothes or items, consider borrowing from a friend’s closet, renting items, or shopping for used items whenever possible.
Start your own compost bin
Compost bins have become increasingly popular in the last few years—and for a good reason. They help reduce waste by composting food scraps that you would typically throw away. Whether you’re living in a small apartment or have your own backyard, you can start with food scraps from your kitchen. There are a few different methods you can use to start a compost pile, including indoor or outdoor. To get started, all you need to do is choose a spot, add organic materials and water, and turn the compost pile as necessary.
Choose more sustainable products
While sustainable alternatives for skincare and makeup are becoming increasingly popular, it’s more difficult to create a natural oral care routine. However, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential, and making simple eco-friendly swaps can help you live a greener lifestyle.
To make your dental routine more eco-friendly, start by tossing your old toothbrush. Instead of buying a new plastic toothbrush, opt for bamboo, which is biodegradable and free of chemicals.
Toothpaste is also key to maintaining a healthy smile. Detox your toothpaste by choosing natural vegan ingredients like activated charcoal, peppermint oil, coconut oil over fluoride, sodium hydroxide, and sodium Lauryl/Laureth sulfate. Finally, instead of using traditional nylon dental floss, invest in natural bamboo fiber floss, which is more soothing on the teeth and gums.
Natural, effective and eco-friendly products
Living sustainably doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and reducing your carbon footprint can be as easy as choosing more eco-friendly products. At Terra & Co., our biodegradable and eco-friendly toothbrush, eco-friendly toothpaste, and eco-friendly dental floss make it easy for you to take care of the environment while maintaining a happy, healthy smile. Count on us for natural, effective, and eco-friendly oral care products.