Sometimes when it comes to living a more sustainable life it’s hard to know where to start. You see all these eco-friendly stuff you can buy but maybe you don’t have the money for all of it at that exact moment or you don’t want to throw away everything you owned before. I honestly felt exactly that way. I always thought, having a more sustainable lifestyle includes changing my whole old life all at once but actually it’s not that drastic. I think, you can easily start with some small changes that may have a really huge impact as well.
A menstrual cup
Over the past few years I always bought pads & tampons and had a strange feeling about it because it’s not only super expensive calculated over the years, it also produces so much waste. Instead, it can be much better to use something you can reuse over and over again like a menstrual cup. After I did some research, I found the cup from Lunette.
I haven’t used the menstrual cup so many times yet since I bought it but I’m so glad that I bought it because it’s one of the easiest and most effective swaps and will save so much money & plastic waste. Besides the fact that it’s vegan, I’ve read that if you take good care it can also last you up to ten years.
A bamboo toothbrush
I’m not sure why it took me so long to finally buying a bamboo toothbrush even if I’d seen it like million times on the Internet. At the moment I’m still using an electric toothbrush but for travelling it’s always a bit difficult taking it with me. For these occasions I bought this bamboo toothbrush from Hydrophil which is vegan, cruelty free and super eco-friendly. The bristles are made of regrowing natural resources and the grip is made of bamboo.
There are also toothbrush cases to protect your toothbrush for example when you travel. I think it’s in need of getting used to using a toothbrush out of bamboo – in my opinion it feels obviously a bit different to one out of plastic but it’s definitely worth trying!
Why it’s so important
As you’ve probably noticed this whole plastic consumption is getting out of hand. According to statistics it is said that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plastic is so unbelievably bad for the environment as it takes so long until it’s totally gone. Over the years, for example, things like plastic bottles are breaking into small pieces that fall into even tinier pieces until it’s so small that even the smallest animals think it’s food. It’s also bad for our own health as plastic can leach out harmful chemicals into our body. I think it can be so easy to just swap some products to plastic free ones and even if there are only a few people who did this, it will make such a big and great impact on the environment
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