68 Simple Ways I’m Being Kinder To The Planet (And You Can Too) 🌎

It’s Plastic-Free July… and whilst I don’t usually jump on these content marketing calendar dates, this is something that’s been half-written in my notes for months, so I figured now was the time to post. I’ve included some things that I do to be a little kinder to the environment. It’s not an exhausted list but hopefully this post will be useful to somebody looking to become more of a conscious consumer.

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1. Use a bamboo safety razor instead of disposables

2. Make your own natural cleaning products

3. Use a bamboo toothbrush

4. Buy recycled/biodegradable loo roll

5. Make use of refill jars and dispensers

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6. Take cloth and string bags with you when buying fruit and veg

7. Shop locally and at farmers markets

8. Clean the kitchen with a natural loofah

9. Embrace remote working

10. Do a 2-minute beach clean whenever you can

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11. Walk if it’s less than 30 minutes

12. Invest in a wooden brush and metal dustpan – it’ll last you longer

13. Stop using disposable sanitary items

14. Wrap presents in brown paper

15. Avoid buying products with plastic micro-beads (post on this coming soon!)

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16. Always carry a reusable water bottle

17. Buy bar soap instead of body wash or use a multi-use refill alternative

18. Use natural wood pellet pet litter

19. Support brands that have a strong sustainability mission

20. Buy pre-loved when you can

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21. Stop buying fast fashion and buy from sustainable brands

22. Use paper-based cotton buds

23. Bake your own bread or purchase more a local bakery

24. Grow herbs, fruit, and veg at home

25. Never throw away newspapers, they have so many uses

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26. Keep reusable bags in the car

27. Buy matches, not lighters

28. Have a small bag of makeup that you regularly use and don’t buy anymore

29. Use an all-natural deodorant

30. Make recycling easier so you do it MORE

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31. Choose plastic-free produce and food

32. Request zero-waste packaging when ordering online

33. Buy less than you think you need

34. Gift experience or charity memberships like the National Trust

35. Use up food in your cupboard from rebuying

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36. Remove yourself more mailing lists to reduce junk mail

37. Don’t use disposable coffee cups

38. Try to use eco-friendly cleaning products where you can’t use natural

39. Avoid using aerosol cans

40. Buy biodegradable doggie bags for your pet

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41. Use only natural skincare and makeup products

42. Collect rainwater for watering your plants

43. Reuse some of your empty glass bottles and jars to store leftovers

44. Teach your friends and family nifty tricks to be more sustainable

45. Read more eBooks and buy less physical books

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46. Buy organic produce and avoid using pesticides when growing veggies

47. Buy digital music instead of CDs

48. Make banana bread or smoothies from old uneaten fruit

49. Grow herbs from home instead of buying in from the supermarket

50. Opt for LED lightbulbs wherever possible

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51. Don’t buy another product until you’ve finished using the last

52. Turn the water off whenΒ  you’re brushing your teeth

53. Drink loose tea or buy environmentally-friendly tea bags

54. Regrow veggies from scraps like celery

55. Eat less meat or go vegetarian

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56. Use rechargeable batteries

57. Ditch the plastic and use beeswax wraps

58. Use a Keepcup and reusable bottle

59. Compost food waste or use as plant fertilizer

60. Pay household bills online

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61. Buy pre-loved items or borrow

62. Cancel your paper bank statements

63. Collect rainwater and shower water

64. Feed your coffee grounds to your plants

65. Use reusable bamboo cosmetic pads

68 Simple Ways I'm Being Kinder To The Planet (And You Can Too) 🌎 | UK Lifestyle Blog

66. Swap paper towels for reusable rags

67. Shop at the zero-waste store making use of their refill station

68. Continue to educate yourself on how to be kinder to the planet


What’s your favourite sustainability hacks? 🌿

Disclaimer: Some posts on this blog have been contributed by other authors.

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Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze πŸ“ Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute πŸ•πŸ° She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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