Gone are the days where plastic was the material of choice for just about everything. From plastic straws to plastic food storage contains, we use to really rely heavily on plastic. However, in 2020, there’s even more of a push to reduce our carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Here are five ways to start living a more sustainable life that will not only help save the planet but may benefit your health and wallet as well.
5 Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle This Year
#1 Ditch the Plastic Straws
Many restaurants have already jumped on board with doing away with plastic straws, and if you want to join in on the movement, consider investing in a glass or stainless steel straw to use instead.
#2 Go For Stainless Steel
You can also use stainless steel instead of plastic for your food storage containers and your reusable water bottle. Not only will you help reduce plastic waste, but you’ll avoid BPA exposure too.
#3 Use a Reusable Water Bottle
While we’re on the topic of reusable water bottles, you can also ditch the plastic water bottles and use a reusable option instead. You’ll avoid BPA exposure, cut back on your plastic waste, and you’ll save money! Instead of buying water bottles, you can keep refilling your glass or stainless steel bottle throughout the day.
#4 Use Reusable Food Bags
Another great way to cut back on waste is to say no to those plastic food baggies, and use reusable bags instead. You can find some great silicone options online that are freezer safe as well!
#5 Bring Your Own Bags At the Grocery Store
Some grocery stores have already started charging a fee if you don’t bring your own bags as a motivating factor to bring your own and help reduce waste! You can start stocking up on reusable shopping bags each time you shop. The good news is that they are super inexpensive and you can use them time and time again.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Year
Make this year the year you live a more sustainable lifestyle. Not only will you be doing your part in supporting a healthier planet, but it may just be that added push you need to help support your health as well. With less plastic use comes less BPA exposure, and with a reusable water bottle option, you may notice yourself increasing how much you drink per day.
So, use these hacks for a healthier and more sustainable 2020!