Sustainable Switches To Make For Earth Day

Emma Carter, Reporter

Making a change in the environment in its entirety seems difficult, almost impossible. Although being aware and mindful will make a difference! Here are some ways you can take action in saving our environment.

[twenty20 img1=”27068″ img2=”27075″ width=”25%” offset=”0.5″] Instead of dryer sheets, try wool dryer balls. It will speed up your clothes’ drying time.

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Switching to reusable shopping bags reduces the amount of waste, and is sturdier for your groceries.

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Investing in a safety razor lets you switch out blades easily, reduces redness and irritation when shaving, and lasts many years.

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Purchasing a reusable, metal water bottle saves you the expense of buying water and the plastic that comes with it. Instead, you would only be paying a few cents to reuse the bottle (to match the cost of the bottle over time), as well as reducing plastic waste.

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When buying a new toothbrush, consider buying a bamboo toothbrush, as it performs the same as its plastic competitor, but actually biodegrades much faster than the plastic alternative.

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Replacing a body wash with bar soap in your shower routine eliminates unnecessary plastic bottle use. Additionally, bars last up to 2 times longer than the average bottle.

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Making the switch to toothpaste tabs instead of a regular tube reduces plastic waste as well as giving you a reusable tin to use at the end of the product.

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Introducing silicone storage bags to your pantry lets you microwave and refrigerate the contents you are storing, while also saving you money on repurchasing bags.