Seven Simple Switches to Reusable Products

Updated: Oct 23, 2021



Maybe because April was a big Eco Month, what with Earth and Arbor Day, but I have been on a Eco Rant and Rage. More and more information about global warming and the destruction of our environment is surfacing and being discussed, but I still find half a dozen plastic water bottles every time I go on my walks in nature. As an Eco Advocate, this is not only frustrating but deeply concerning. If more and more data is showing the rapid destruction of our planet, why does it seem like no one is taking steps in preserving our environment?


As an individual, we may hear these overwhelming statistics about sea levels rising, or pollution in our atmosphere and turn away from making a change. “I am only one person. How am I going to make a difference?  It won’t matter if I keep on living my life how I have been. Someone else will solve the problem.


I hate to burst your imaginary bubble, but this is probably the mentality of not only yourself, but many other individuals. If we all have this same mentality, nothing is going to change. You may be one person, but as one person, it is your choices that have influence.


As consumers, our choices are extremely important in helping to shape a better future for our planet. What we purchase directly affects the supply and demand of the market, and if we make conscious, environmental decisions about what we buy, we can help reduce the damage done to the environment together, and shape the market towards more sustainable products for the future of the planet.

Don’t know where to begin? Here are seven simple switches anyone can make to living a greener life.



 

Disposable Water Bottles to Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Out of the 50 billion plastic bottles that are bought each year, 80% end up in landfills. Switching to a plastic free bottle, such as stainless steel or glass, is a simple switch that will not only help save the environment, but help save you money as well. I have a stainless steel bottle myself, and it is perfect for my active lifestyle. It’s refillable, reusable, and dishwasher safe. I not only use it for water, but tea, coffee, and other beverages. In today’s marketplace, there are so many cute styles to choose from, so it’s easy to find a bottle that fits you! They even come with nifty features like insulation for hot/cold beverages, and easy-sip tops.