Páme Care is all about being eco-friendly, especially when it comes to our packaging.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, everyone can make a difference. Smart environmental choices can become a habit and can even begin influencing others into taking similar actions. Doing the right thing for the earth can have immediate personal benefits. It can tap into your creativity, can get you more engaged with your community and the world, and may contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Interested in small ways you can integrate being eco-friendly into your daily life? Here are 8 easy ways.
Reduce Water Waste
Did you know that the average shower uses 59 litres of water in 7 minutes? You can live a more eco-friendly lifestyle by using less water and cutting back on how much water you're using. Take a shorter shower and turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
Use Reusable Materials
We use so many one time materials that just get thrown out right after use such as water bottles, food packaging, and plastic. There are great options for reusable products these days, there are even reusable ziploc bags. Replace your plastic water bottles and plastic containers with reusable ones to cut down on the use of plastic.
Bring Your Own Bags When You Shop
Plastic bags are a big cause of ecological problems. Ditch the store plastic bags and bring your own reusable bags. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose and pose a particular threat to wildlife. Many animals face danger as they mistake plastic bags coated in chemicals for food. Whether you like to shop with plastic, paper, or canvas, try to reuse your bags as much as possible.
Cut Down On The Energy In Your Home
There are a lot of ways to cut back on energy you use in your home. These changes will lead to cheaper energy bills and more money in your pocket! That is a win for you and a win for the Earth. Turning off lights, unplugging unused appliances, and programming your thermostat can make a huge difference in reducing your energy bill and carbon footprint.
Buy Only What You Will Use, Or Buy Second Hand
Canadians are huge consumers when it comes to buying food, clothing, and household products. We buy much more than we need and many of our consumer purchases get very little use. Avoid impulse buying and make a realistic assessment of what you need before making a purchase.
Donate Used Goods
Donation is a particularly positive alternative to throwing away used consumer goods in the trash. Not only does it help the planet, but it helps others. Take your used clothing to a Goodwill or Salvation Army, maybe even have a garage sale!
Avoid Disposable Products
Paper and plastic plates and utensils, paper towels and napkins, cheap plasticware, and other non-durable consumer goods make up about 20% of Canada's waste stream. A great concern are the greenhouse gas emissions that result from these items' manufacture and disposal. Invest in a quantity of durable dishes, flatware, and glassware for parties and picnics. Use cloth napkins, cloth rags, rechargeable batteries, durable razors, and refillable bottles for drinks.
Choose Local and Organic
Growing organic food is labor intensive but requires 30%-50% less energy to produce. Support local businesses and contribute to the saving of transport emissions.