Sustainable lifestyle is very popular and, as it happens with trends, it is not the cheapest. Today we advise how to save money and live in harmony with the zero waste philosophy.
Let’s take the food first. To save money, choose fruit and vegetables from local markets. Vegetables and fruit bought in organic supermarkets are eco-certified, but they often travel thousands of kilometers to get to the store, which makes them more expensive.
Make your own cosmetics
Prices of eco-cosmetics and cleaning products can be a frightening. However, if you don’t want to buy them in stores, there are plenty of ways to make cheaper products.
Make your own cleaning products
Vinegar, soda, essential oils or lemon juice are enough to create cheap and natural detergents. The same with cosmetics – home masks cost less than those from the store.
Cooking on gas is cheaper, so even regular water for tea is worth boiling in this way. And if you use an electric kettle, always pour as much water as you need. This will be cheaper and more ecological.
Fair trade products
Purchasing products that are fair trade certified can reduce poverty, encourage environmentally friendly production methods and safeguard humane working conditions .
Single-use plastic, including water bottles, straws, and bags, contribute to much of the pollution worldwide. Plastic pollution is everywhere, in our air, soil, rivers, lakes, oceans, beaches, even in our drinking water!
Say no to single-use products
Earth-friendly options abound for reusable and non-plastic lunch packaging. Try beeswax wrap. It is a reusable and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and single-use plastic. Reusable bamboo or stainless steel cutlery comes in compact cases or cloth pouches.
Eat more plant
Reducing your consumption of animal products could yield benefits for your health and the environment. Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian diets benefit the climate. Overall, greenhouse gas emissions were 29% lower for vegetarians and 22% for semi-vegetarians compared to meat eaters.