Looking for more ways to help the environment and reduce your footprint?🙂 Here are some ideas to get you started. Every little bit helps & there is always room for improvement! 💖
– Use reusable bags
– Get a reusable non-plastic water bottle (& coffee cup, etc)
– Stop sucking! Refuse straws or get a glass, metal, or bamboo one
– Refuse single-use products
– Skip the plastic produce bags/bring your own cloth bags
– Keep reusable utensils in bag/car & reusable containers for take-out/leftovers
– Reusable sandwich bags/ snack containers/ wax wraps
– Buy what you need in glass jars & reuse them. (Do the ‘tap test’ when shopping)
– Brush with a bamboo toothbrush
– Make your own toothpaste
– Make your own deodorant
– Make your own shampoo and conditioner
– Get a stainless steel safety razor
– Ladies! Get a reusable menstrual cup!
– Wash laundry in cold water
– Buy laundry detergent in cardboard boxes, buy in bulk, make your own, or get soapnuts!
– Buy bar soap instead of plastic bottles
– Shop in bulk
– Buy unpackaged foods
– Buy organic, non-gmo food
– Shop at fruit stands & farmers markets
– Buy “ugly” produce! (So much food is wasted!)
– Shop at thrift stores/buy second-hand
– Start a compost! (Can be as simple as a hole in the backyard!)
– Turn off the A/C & open your windows!
– Avoid Palm Oil (Devastating consequences, even “sustainable” can be harmful)
– Clean up! Whenever, wherever!
– When doing beach/woods/street cleanups, use reusable bags (and reusable garden gloves if needed) to avoid creating more waste.
– Adopt a plant-based diet & cut out animal products – this has the most profound impact on the planet, animals & us!
Have something to add? Email us! Info@BalloonsBlow.org
*Any time you feel like you need to go to the store to buy a new product, look up online if you could do a natural homemade remedy. Better for you & the environment! Many times you’ll probably have the ingredients already! Visit PlasticBites.org for some ideas!
*Check out zero waste blogs & social media accounts. Some of our faves are:
There are so many easy ways to cut back on trash! And remember, most of the stuff in the recycling bin ends up at the landfill too… (more info about that here)
RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTARIES (most of these are on Netflix):
Before the Flood
What the Health
What’s with Wheat
Don’t go tossing all your plastic stuff, but when you do need to resupply, here are a few of our favorite shops 😊
Tiny Yellow Bungalow