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5 Easy Ways for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Trust us, going green is not that hard!

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ living. In fact, even Pope Francis advocates for it!

Sustainable living has been the buzz in recent years, but some people still find it daunting to try. Meanwhile, for those who have started on the trend found it too exhaustive—after all, consumerism has been all about living an easier life.

However, living a sustainable lifestyle isn’t supposed to be hard. Environmental sustainability does not mean living without the luxuries, but rather, it is about being aware of your consumption and learning to reduce unnecessary waste.

So start (or restart) on living a green lifestyle without too much hassle with these tips from My Pope Philippines!

Sustainable Living Tip #1: Go Plastic-Free

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Photo from Dherbs

Let’s face it, plastic never really goes away. It’s been there practically since we were born. However, it is also one of the top pollutants—billions of pounds of plastic can be found in oceans killing thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals, and other marine mammals through ingesting it or getting tangled up in it.

To cut down on your plastic waste, one thing you could do is to ditch single-use water bottles and opt for the reusable ones. You can also opt to avoid products made from or packaged in plastic whenever possible. (Read: 3 Online Stores for Reusable Utensils, Cups, Straws)

Sustainable Living Tip #2: Boycott Products That Endanger Wildlife

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Photo from TELA Pilipinas by DOST PTRI Facebook

Products made from animals on the endangered species list are illegal to buy, sell, import, or trade in many parts of the world. However, animals or plants that haven’t been listed as such can still be harmed for someone’s profit.

Not only are animals at risk, but products also threaten their habitat—from cutting down trees to drying up wetlands. To avoid contributing to the endangerment of wildlife, be conscious of the product you buy—look for products made from sustainable materials such as bamboo. (Read: 4 Reasons Why Bamboo Textile Is Your New Fashion Staple)

Sustainable Living Tip #3: Recycle and Segregate

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Photos from Krizjohn Rosales from Pexels and Bernard Hermant on Unsplash

Recycling and segregation have been taught to us since elementary school, but it seems that these are so hard for people to grasp. (Read: Meet Pia Ocampo, A Diver Who Helps Turn Ocean Plastic Into School Chairs)

If you’ve been kind of lax about separating your waste, now would be a great time to start. Recycling is one of the easiest and most direct ways you can prevent additional damage to the planet. Not only are you helping curb the trash in landfills, but also you are cutting back on the need for raw materials so that our natural resources can be preserved. Recycling is super easy, too! Just make sure what you’re recycling is clean. 

Sustainable Living Tip #4: Save Water

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Photos from KOHLER PH and Times of India

Another easy way to live a sustainable lifestyle is to conserve household water use. One way to do this is to install water-efficient toilets or dual-flush toilets that let you choose whether to use a full flush (for solid waste) or half-flush (for liquid waste). Opt for washing machines that can automatically sense the smallest level of water needed for each load.

Sustainable Living Tip #5: Resell and Donate Items

Give your UNIQLO clothes a new purpose and help make the world a better place. Join our All-Product Recycling initiative…

Posted by Uniqlo Philippines on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Look into your closet and scout for items that you no longer need and extend their lives through reselling or donating them. Some retail establishments actually give discounts if you donate old textiles. (Read: Don’t know what to do with your old clothes? Bring them to these four establishments!)

You can also donate to charity organizations so you can hit two birds with one stone. Not only are you reducing dependence on cheap, single-use products that will probably end up in landfills, you are also helping those in need. 

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