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Living Greener In The New Year

Living greener in 2023. 2023 in brown with yellow flowers around it.

Living greener doesn’t need to be hard and a New Year is a great time to make some changes. Here are our tips for a more environmentally friendly 2023.

Why to consider living greener

Are you looking to live a greener lifestyle? Here are some simple swaps you can make in your daily routine to reduce your environmental impact:

  • Ditch disposable menstrual products. Instead, try using a menstrual cup or reusable pads. Not only are they better for the planet, they can save you money in the long run.
  • Say goodbye to disposable makeup wipes. Opt for reusable cloth wipes instead. They can be washed and used over and over again, reducing waste and saving you money.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and shopping bag. Single-use plastic bottles and bags contribute significantly to landfill waste. By carrying a reusable bottle and bag, you can easily reduce your use of plastic.
  • Use a reusable coffee cup. Many disposable coffee cups are not recyclable, leading to a huge amount of waste. Invest in a reusable cup to reduce your impact and often get a discount on your coffee.
  • Swap out your plastic toothbrush. A single toothbrush can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill. Opt for a biodegradable or compostable option instead.

By making these simple swaps, you can significantly reduce your environmental impact and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Every little bit counts, so don’t be afraid to try out new eco-friendly products and see what works for you.

Beautiful New Zealand alpine scene, the reason for wanting to live greener.

A Greener Period

Your period is a great area where you can make a bit difference just with a small change. Switching to reusable menstrual products is a simple and effective way to make that change.

Menstrual cups are a popular option for those looking to ditch disposable pads and tampons. These small, bell-shaped cups are made of medical-grade silicone, latex, or rubber and are worn inside the vagina during menstruation to catch menstrual fluid. They can be worn for up to 12 hours at a time, emptied, washed, and reused for several years. Not only are they better for the environment, but they can also save you money in the long run.

Another option to consider is reusable menstrual pads. These cloth pads are a sustainable alternative to disposable pads and can be washed and used over and over again. They come in a variety of sizes and absorbencies to meet your needs and can be easily worn and cared for in the same way as disposable pads.

By switching to reusable menstrual products, you can make a positive impact on the environment and living greener while still taking care of your menstrual needs. Give them a try and see the difference it can make.

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