June 09, 2020
Being environmentally conscious is as much about creating lesser waste as making a conscious decision to purchase products that benefit the ecosystem as a whole. Let’s celebrate this year’s World Environment Day by making small changes in your daily life to reduce the burden on the environment.
1. Ditch single-use items
If it can be reusable, it probably shouldn’t be single-use. Every time you throw something into the bin, it will end up in the landfill and will remain there for hundreds of years. These items include plastic cutleries, sanitary, napkins, face masks and many more. Reusable items also help you save in the long run. We recommend: Batik Boutique washable masks and Athena Empowers Sanitary Pads.
2. Buy Upcycled Products
One man’s trash is the other man’s treasure! With creativity, many items can be given a new lease of life and turn into something new and desirable. Ever heard of sling bags made out of lifejackets? What about sandals crafted from vintage kimonos? Check out our Soggy No-More collection and Phinix shoes at destinationgood.com .
3. Support Local
Ever wondered about the carbon footprint generated by transporting food from one country to the other? When you shop local, you support local farmers and social entrepreneurs. We also call on green thumbers to cultivate edible gardens in your yards or balconies. Start now with an Eats, Shoots, Roots edible garden kit or transform your groceries list now with LANGIT rice, Bario Asal Honey and spices.
4. Shop for eco-friendly materials
Always go for natural fibres and dyes instead of synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon. Synthetic fabrics can take forever to decompose and release chemicals that pollute the environment. Shop our beautiful collection of Bhukram and Limpapeh shawls.
5. Help protect the wildlife
Many animals are endangered and extinct because of human activity so we owe it to our future generations to protect our wildlife and environment. A good way to start is by educating our children about the beauty of mother nature. Select from our range of children’s books on wildlife and nature by local authors.
There are a lot of little things we can do in our homes to play our small part in reducing landfill waste, supporting forest rehabilitation and preserving the natural landscape. Explore more environmentally friendly options at destinationgood.com