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Environmental sustainability and environmentally friendly are becoming buzzwords and as more and more people become of aware of the damage their lifestyle practices are causing to the planet and what its impact is for not only the present generation but generations to come. Many are seeking ways in which they can contribute to repairing and reversing some of the damage.
Of the greatest lessons we can learn on how to be environmentally friendly is simply to mimic nature. Nature has in various ways successfully created ecosystems that run in efficient cycles, where little waste or pollution is created. We must learn to do the same.
How To Be More Environmentally Friendly
Greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, growing waste landfills, dead ocean zones, growing social inequality are just some of the negative impacts being felt from living out of tune with our environment.
Thankfully, and sadly as we feel the impacts of this negligent behaviour, our awareness is growing on the need to ensure that we live in harmony with the environment.
What Is Environmentally Friendly?
What does it mean to be environmentally friendly? To be environmentally friendly is to purposefully apply principles and practices that reduce or eliminate harmful pollutants or substances in our environment and our ecosystems while conserving and using the available natural resources efficiently.
From business and industry, governments and private institutions, to communities and the individual, all must play a part in ensuring sustainability by applying sound practices. Areas that you need to re-examine and reassess what impact your lifestyle is having are:
- How you live, your habitat
- How you eat
- How you travel
- How you work
- How you consume
There is often the mistaken impression that going green, or being eco-friendly is a costly affair. It doesn’t have to be. The small choices you make every day to change some of the things that increase your carbon footprint can actually bring your cost of living down.
For example, walk more often than you use the car. Switch to solar instead of using electricity. Buying your groceries in bulk and using our shopping bags will reduce the number of trips you have to make to the grocery store, and save from wasting all the single-use plastics you would have been given on each trip.
How Can You Practice a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle?
Some of the ways in which you can create this efficiency are:
- Avoid the Use of Substances that Pollute the Air
- Recycle to Create Less Waste
- Conserve Water
- Plant Trees
- Grow Organic Foods
- How you interact with my environment, including flora and fauna
- How you communicate.
Examining these areas to see if you what your carbon footprint is, will help you see what harm you are doing if any, and you can then implement changes, however small, to be more environmentally friendly.
We at Onya, by offering our range of eco-friendly products, are partnering with you to help you implement some of those positive changes for the benefit of yourself, for others and for the planet.
We manufacture a range of reusable bags and backpacks made from rPET (a material made from recycled BPA free plastic drink bottles), as well as reusable drink bottles made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and reusable coffee cups made from food safe silicone, that are intended to reduce the use of one-time plastics. Browse through our products and contact us today with any questions to help you be more environmentally friendly.
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