Without spending a penny!
So you’ve heard the news, watched the documentaries and seen the figures and you want to make a change! The planet is doomed. But where to start?!
When thinking about making any lifestyle changes they can seem really daunting, like you need to wake up tomorrow and be perfect or it’s not worth doing, like a diet you’ve always meant to start. When it comes to trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle it doesn’t have to be like this. At Agnes LDN we fully support the idea that small changes make a big difference, I simply aim to be better today than we were yesterday and learn from our mistakes.
The best way to make changes in your life seem more achievable is to break them down into small steps. As the first article, I thought I’d share with you some of the changes I made when I started to become more aware of the impact my lifestyle had on the word around me.
Choose unpacked fruit and vegetables instead of packaged.
*NB this might actually save you money!
Buying loose fruit and veg not only reducing your plastic consumption but also encourages you to buy only what you need therefore reducing your food waste. For example, how often do you use all three peppers in a pack? Maybe you’d be better off buying just one or two.
Possibly one of the most common swap we see people talking about these days but yet I still witness people asking for straws in their drinks or bartenders popping them in out of habit. Let’s face it, who even really needs a straw?
Take your own cutlery with you … everywhere
It’s so easy to get caught out on the go with nothing to eat with, I strongly recommend keeping cutlery or atleast chopsticks with you at all times so you can be prepared and save the plastic cutlery.
Look in your wardrobe not shop windows.
The first step to having a more sustainable wardrobe is to evaluate what you’ve already got and what % of it you wear. Can you challenge yourself to wear a neglected item this week?
Swap with your Friends and family
Why not swap and share with your friends and family to update your wardrobe without buying something new!
I hope these tips have been helpful! Please feel free to comment below if you have anything to add or have started implementing any of these.