5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Start Using Right Now

You have finally decided to live more sustainably. Slight problem, though: you do not know where to start. 

This is perfectly understandable considering how broad the issue of sustainability can be. The best way to go about it is by finding a few things you can do consistently, for starters. Then you can gradually add on to your list. 

One thing you can do is to find eco-friendly alternatives for everyday use items. Here are some excellent suggestions to get you started. 

1. Menstrual Panties

Tampons take six months to biodegrade. Synthetic sanitary towels take 500 to 800 years. These timelines mean that these items remain in landfills for this long, adding to an enormous problem. 

A worthwhile consideration would be to ditch these and try menstrual panties. These are comfortable and, most importantly, washable. This means you can use them over time, foregoing tampons and sanitary towels. 

2. Solar Power

If you are looking to purchase or build a home, solar power makes a lot of sense. Granted, it might be expensive to get it installed and up and running, but for a homeowner, it’s a worthwhile long-term investment. 

This is a great alternative to fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gases. What you get with solar power is a system fully dependent on clean, renewable power from the sun. 

3. Natural Cleaning Compounds

Our homes are full of harsh cleaning chemicals. While these might be effective, they can be very damaging to the environment once they leave your home. 

Fortunately, you can easily substitute these with natural items forum in your pantry. 

Things like baking soda, essential oils, lemons, and vinegar are not only effective cleaning compounds; they are eco-friendly as well.

4. Bike Share

A car can indeed be an absolute must-have in some instances. But not always. 

As convenient as cars are, they contribute significantly to greenhouse gases. Luckily, there are options. 

One of these is bike share. Canada is among the countries with a wide network of bike-share systems. These bikes are built with sustainability in mind, are flexible, and help you get a workout as well. What is there not to love?

5. Reusable water Bottles

Among the biggest threats to our ocean and marine life are the seemingly endless piles of plastic that end up there. 

What you can do for yourself and your family is buy good quality water bottles. They can then fill thee up and carry them along with refilling along the way. 

This is a short, simple list of things you can try out one at a time, or if you are up to the challenge, all at once. 

Remember to be consistent and to recruit as many friends and acquaintances as you can. When it comes to sustainability, every bit counts!