PROTECTING OUR PLANET // 5 easy ways to be more eco-friendly 🌏🍃
We’ve been blown away by how many of you opted to have your orders packed in a reusable Dry Bag instead of plastic this PLASTIC-FREE JULY! Kudos to all of you for sacrificing those few extra dollars to make an impact, it all counts 👏👏
As plastic-free July comes to an end, here are a few easy ways we can all keep up the momentum and continue to be more eco-friendly in our daily lives to reduce our environmental impact. You don’t have to go above and beyond. If we all aim to become more conscious consumers and take small steps each day to change our habits and become more eco-friendly, we’ll be making a real difference to help protect our precious planet.
To start living a more sustainable lifestyle, adopt the mantra:
There are obviously many more ways you can do each of these, we’ve just chosen five really simple ones that anyone can implement right now! Check them out👇
Tree-free households for the win! 🌳🏡
A few ways you can start cutting down on paper usage in your household is by:
• Using cloth towels/napkins instead of paper ones
• Switching to a digital list/organiser for to do's and grocery lists
• Printing documents and using notes on once-used paper and/or recycled paper
• Reusing wrapping paper and envelopes
• Making your own cards/letters from handmade paper and once-used products
Cut down on unnecessary waste by sharing things like books, magazines, movies, games and other fun stuff with your girl squad or other family members.
A great way to save some money is if you need something temporarily, instead of going out and purchasing it (only for it to sit in your wardrobe or on the shelf for the rest of its life), find a friend who has what you’re after and ask if you can borrow theirs!
Wherever possible, replace disposable products with reusable ones, such as coffee cups, razors, food storage containers, batteries, coffee filters, ink cartridges (you can buy refill ink) and so much more! This is a surefire way to dramatically reduce your wastage, especially over a long period of time. Always look for opportunities to cut down on items that'll just end up in the bin.
Buying pre-loved items is super easy nowadays thanks to the many online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Facebook Marketplace. If you prefer to shop in store, check out your local thrift shop, used furniture store or garage sale for a great deal on some awesome reusable goods. Whether you need an outfit for a special event, new furniture for your home or textbooks for school/uni, save yourself some $ whilst being more eco-friendly by purchasing used instead of new items!
With many common household items still being packaged in plastic, it’s difficult to completely avoid consuming plastic altogether. For the plastic items you do have, remember to chuck them in your recycling bin instead of the normal bin, so your plastics don’t end up in places they definitely shouldn’t be 🙅♀️
Your actions may seem small at the time, but collectively, they can make a huge impact on helping protect Mother Nature. We're all in this together!
If you don't already know, last month, in collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation, we released our first ever eco-friendly swimsuit made out of recycled plastic bottles - SURFRIDER, and it was a BIG HIT! We can't wait for more togs made out of this incredible fabric to hit our shelves soon. Stay tuned 😉🏄♀️🌊👙