3 Easy Steps Towards Being Less Wasteful
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

3 Easy Steps You Can Take Today Towards Being Less Wasteful And More Environmentally Friendly

As someone who is currently working towards a more low-waste lifestyle, I can help those who care to lower their negative environmental impact.

1944
3 Easy Steps You Can Take Today Towards Being Less Wasteful And More Environmentally Friendly

In our busy day-to-day lives, we are consistently and unconsciously wasteful. Trying to be environmentally friendly and low-waste can be stressful and difficult to navigate.

As a society, we don't normally think twice about the things we throw away or buy, because it's what we have done our whole lives.

Household items such as Saran Wrap and plastic bags have been the glue holding our childhood school lunches together and the convenience we crave in a hurry.

Even well-known companies such as Starbucks contribute to the billions of plastic and waste that floats around in the oceans and contaminates the streets.

Don't get me wrong, I love Starbucks as well as many other companies and organizations that use convenient containment methods of their products.

Regardless of my urge to grab a plastic water bottle and use paper towels to clean up the messes I clumsily make, I have been and will continue to limit my use due to the impact wastefulness has on not only our environment but our lives as humans.

Ever since the early days of humanity, the human species has used all sorts of creative ways to store, carry, and make things we find useful.

We started using the world around us, appreciating the gifts Earth gave us to create tools and other knick-knacks. Today, most of humanity uses disposable items on a daily basis.

Many people want to limit their consumption of wasteful items and necessities but aren't aware of the methods they can use.

1. Household Items

Some of the most common wasteful household items include paper towels, saran wrap or aluminum foil, and finally plastic straws, containers, and water bottles.

Some easy solutions for these items are a reusable straw, beeswax wrap, or glass Tupperware, using washable cloth/kitchen towels, and buying a reusable water bottle to suit your needs.

Most of these items can be found at places such as Target, Crate and Barrel, or any green eco-friendly stores.

2. Reusable Mugs

If you are a frequent coffee drinker, buying a reusable coffee mug/cup is a smart way to further the low-waste movement. Most places will be glad to fill up your drink in the reusable cup you give them. Even Starbucks sells great reusable cups for their frequent customers.

Sadly, plastic straws, cups, bottles, and containers are still being mass-produced causing billions of waste to coalesce all across the world.

Plastic is not the only wasteful product we overproduce, making this issue even messier.

However, with each step you take towards a low-waste lifestyle, the world becomes a step closer to appreciating what we have and limiting our wasteful ways.

3. Share Information

Not only do your actions make a large impact but your voice does as well.

Sharing information about low-waste items and lifestyle choices with a friend, family member, roommate, or even on a social media platform can make an enormous difference in the lives around you.

Report this Content
Featured

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.

937
Dumplin'

For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather

Both indoors and outdoors things to do in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

5892
29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather
Dahlia DeHaan

In 2017, I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - one of the most touristy places on the East Coast. And ever since then, I've befriended locals and done some exploring on my own to discover new, fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Keep Reading... Show less
Sports

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.

6901
quotefancy.com

Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

I Met You At The Wrong Time

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

5681
Tumblr

I met you when I was in middle school and I thought boys still had cooties. I wore flared jeans, Aeropostale shirts, and had the dorkiest braces ever. I cared about what other people thought of me, and I definitely cared a lot about what you thought, too. You were older, and your friends made fun of me when I talked to you. I pretended it didn’t bother me, but it did. I sat two rows in front of you in class, and constantly tried to think of reasons to talk to you. Your hair was a curly mess. It still is. You graduated from middle school a year before me, and I missed you. I don’t think you even knew my name.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments