It's all the little things in life. There are many ways to change your habits with greener options. When it comes to personal care, you can opt for products that don't affect the environment. Products like the bamboo brush can be a good alternative to your toothbrush, which, let's be honest, when you throw it away, it takes a long time to decay. On that note, if you're really focused on reducing plastic, try using bar soaps instead of shower gels that come in plastic containers.
Shopping, a thing most of us do at least once a week. If you're shopping for groceries at a supermarket, you can switch from plastic bags to reusable totes. Easy victory, right? Plastic bags are thrown away after a few uses and take a long time to break down.
Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is to avoid using vehicles entirely. Now bear with me. You need a car to get from point A to point B, which can be a considerable distance away. But for nearby places, you can just take a walk or ride a bike or use public transport. Carpooling is also an option, but the car would have to be running on battery instead of gasoline. Well, not always, but still you can share the burden.
We use a lot of single-use items in our daily lives. Items such as plastic straws, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic grocery bags (as mentioned above), plastic cutlery that can affect the environment. Some of them you can live without, like plastic cutlery, plastic straws and paper towels. There are many alternatives on the market where you can safely reuse or dispose of it, knowing it would have no effect on the environment.
There are many products that can be green alternatives. We just have to look for it. It's time to be green.