Top 10 sustainable things to do in 2020
1. Get a reusable water bottle
Well, if you haven’t done this by now, you are already running behind. Get creative on how you get one: instead of buying a new one (which also comes with a footprint), see if one of your friends has an extra one. This also helps you reduce plastic. Read 13 Reasons Why Plastic is bad & 4 product ideas that can replace plastic.
2. Change your light bulbs to LED
Extra tip: better than LED is just turning off your lights when you are not in the room!
3. Start meal prepping
This tip does not only reduce food waste but is also a great friend of your wallet – buying only exactly what you need is a money saver!
4. Shower with a bucket
As weird as it sounds, please hear me out. When you turn on the water to take a shower, there is always a reasonable amount that goes to waste while it is warming up. If you let that water flow into a bucket, instead of down the drain, you can use it to water plants or flush the toilet.
5. Shop with your own containers
Zero Waste is really becoming a trend, so it is easier and easier to shop without resorting to unnecessary packaging. Gather your old jars, sew produce bags out of old fabric pieces and get creative! Read more about waste management.
6. Boycott fast fashion
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting ones in the world. We are likely to already own more clothes than we need, so it’s time to stop buying more. And when you do need to buy more, opt for second-hand stores.
7. Reduce your meat intake
Scientists have proven that the amount of meat humanity is consuming is polluting the Earth irreversibly. You don’t necessarily have to become vegan, but our food choices matter a lot. Start with meat-free Mondays, and if you want, gradually reduce your intake from there.
8. Get a bamboo toothbrush
9. Choose public transportation
Or get a bicycle. Or walk. Simply avoid using a car as much as you can and, when you do, make sure it is full, so it’s worth it.
10. Say “no”
And as easy it is to suggest, putting it into practice is way more difficult. Refusing unnecessary gifts, disposables, and anything you don’t really need can have a huge difference in your carbon footprint, and the amount of clutter in your home. Be minimalistic! Here are some ways how to say no. If you wish to explore more ideas on how to participate in reducing pollution, read 8 Best Free Eco-Friendly Apps you should download
Finally, these were the top 10 sustainable things to do in 2020. Now, Which one of these suggestions have you already implemented to make 2020 your most sustainable year? What other changes are you willing to make? Tell us everything! You might be interested to read more about the effects of plastic pollution in the ocean.