Although I have no nifty studies to reference, nor do I have a fancy, eyeball-dazzling infographic, I’m not sure I need either to safely say that the vast majority of us definitely care about the environment and our impact on it.
That being said, I also believe that it’s part of human nature to want to do things in the easiest, quickest, and most convenient way possible. No matter how strong the desire is to do the right thing, bad habits tend have a way of gettin’ all Bruce Willis on us and dyin’ hard.
While it may seem financially sound, logic such as: “Heck with buying reusabable grocery bags, they’re free at checkout!” tends to work against the best interests of the environment. Sure, you save a handful of bucks using disposables, but the environmental cost, as I’m about to explain, is much greater.
Here are 6 Habits We Could All Easily Adopt to Better Our Earth:
Every year, Americans use roughly 100 billion (with a “b”!) plastic bags. Shopping with reusable grocery totes is great way to reduce this massive number. Apart from being eco-friendly, the Hercules Shopping Bag is as strong as its namesake.
Thirsty for another statistic? Sip on this: It takes 3 liters of water and about .25 liters of oil to manufacture a 1 liter plastic bottle; all for a product that gets tossed out regularly. Americans use about 70 million plastic water bottles every day, which breaks down to about 2.5 per hour. Refillable tumblers are a much more efficient and eco-friendly option. As an added bonus, many are even biodegradable.
Due to its strong fibers, cardboard can be recycled several times over, which helps reduce the impact on landfills. Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 9 cubic feet of landfill space. Inside the pages of a recycled cardboard journal would be a great place to take note of this.
Repurposing materials saves an incredible amount of energy. The Eco Pen is made with 100% recycled paper, 98% recycled plastic, and has a natural wooden clip. Oh, and you can write things with it, too.
Clothing made with toxic dyes can taint the environment. Instead, consider shopping for clothes made with a more Earth-friendly method. The Eco Fleece is tailored using low-impact manufacturing, which eliminates environmentally-harmful chemicals and practices from the process.
The air indoors isn’t exempt from pollution! A desktop plant can help reduce the presence of airborne dust, mold, and bacteria. Add a Mini Watering Can Blossom Kit for a greener, cleaner addition to both your indoor space and marketing mix.