Eco-Friendly habits to adopt

It’s time to change!

Adopting an eco-friendlier lifestyle is important as we all know the planet suffers and every little change make the difference.

I commit to become a greener version of myself and make some change in my life to participate in making the world a greener place.

In this blog post, I will list all the things I’m going to implement in my life and I invite you to do the same!

1 - I need a reusable cup!

I love coffee and I’m using disposable cups at the moment. They are compostable and recyclable but both require raw materials and energy to make, transport and dispose of them.

It’s why, I commit to get a reusable cup and use it every time I’m going to the coffee shop!

Good news: Here in Ireland, you get a discount when you bring your own cup in some places !

Why is it a must? Takeaway cups are usually not recyclable. To make them waterproof they are coated in plastic.

2 - Filter water

I get bottled water because I don’t like tap water. I absolutely need to give up bottled water for good, because it is really bad for the environment.

There is different options to replace bottled water:

✓ Water filter jugs or bottles
Filter your water in different step of filtration process

✓ Water filtration service:
Water filtration system that filter water directly from the tap

✓ Carbon filtering:
Method of filtering that uses activated charcoal to get rid of impurities and chemicals

3 - Taking public transport rather than the car (when possible)

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That doesn’t really apply to me because I don’t have a car at the moment, but I would like to share it with you as I think it’s important to make this change if it applies to you.

Taking public transport instead of your car helps reducing air pollution as buses emit 20% less carbon monoxide per passenger mile than an automobile with a single occupant.

Also, it will help you to have a healthier lifestyle as you will have to walk to your final destination!

4 - Avoiding meat and dairy

I have been avoiding meat and dairy for a few months now and I feel really good about it!

I still eat a little bit of them, but I significantly reduced my consumption.

Producing meat and dairy has a huge environmental impact. In fact, according to the CSR and Sustainable Development commitments media platform, reducing your consumption of beef would have more impact on the environment than no longer using your car.

I hope this blog post will help you to start an eco-friendly lifestyle. Please leave a comment to share your eco-friendly habits with me!

Talk to you soon,
Orélia


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