Living a sustainable lifestyle is the only way to improve our planet. The practice of sustainability has grown in the past few years due to alarming pollution rates. Therefore, we must do our best to continue the eco-friendly trend.
While we can’t solve the world’s problems independently, we can make a difference together. If enough people switch to a sustainable lifestyle in 2022, the environment will slowly heal. Here are ways to put eco-friendliness first to continue sustainability in 2022.
Combat Fast Fashion by Dressing Sustainably
It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the world’s most significant culprits for pollution. Beyond that, they aren’t known for their ethical practices, either. What can you do?
Help put an end to fast fashion by choosing to dress sustainably. There are many ethical clothing brands that combat fast fashion, and they’re doing great work. Sustainable brands use recycled materials to create clothes that will last for years with better fabrics.
Avoid Buying Single-Use Items
Try not to buy any single-use items, such as plastic water bottles, disposable razors, and paper plates. Single-use items are detrimental to the environment because if you use them, chances are everyone else is too. These items often clog up landfills, creating more air pollution.
The good news is that you can avoid single-use items without affecting your life. For example, instead of paper plates, use regular containers and wash them. You can buy a reusable water bottle that might even help you drink more water, improving your health.
Buy Secondhand Goods
Buying secondhand clothing, furniture, electronics, kitchen appliances, and more can be great for the environment and your wallet. Just watch out for common myths around secondhand shopping since that misinformation can restrict your ability to live sustainably.
Additionally, purchasing secondhand goods can significantly reduce your carbon footprint because you bring new life to a pre-owned item.
Spread the Word
Lastly, you can make a significant impact by raising awareness around sustainability and how others can do their part to help the planet. Use social media, word of mouth, websites, and more to spread your positive message. Furthermore, pay attention to your local government and strive to vote green on the ballots to make a difference in your community.
These top ways to put eco-friendliness first in 2022 will help you follow sustainable practices and help spread the word. Let’s continue the sustainability movement as we advance in 2022.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.