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5 Sustainable Living Trends to Embrace in 2020

5 Sustainable Living Trends to Embrace in 2020
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In 2020, more than ever before, people are interested in embracing a sustainable lifestyle. This is because we've reached a high level of awareness about the current situation on our planet, regarding pollution, resources, and waste. Everyone must act responsibly in order to help our planet heal and preserve it for future generations. The only problem is, not everybody knows how to act responsibly.

This is why we've put together a guide with 5 sustainable living trends to embrace in 2020. it will help you take action and start living responsibly.

Let’s break it down together.

#1 | Reduce Plastic Waste

Plastic waste production has skyrocketed in the past decade. We’ve started to put everything in little plastic bags, containers, and packages that we only use once.

This creates an enormous amount of plastic waste and causes a serious problem.

To reduce your personal plastic waste production, you should:
  • Use a reusable cloth bag for shopping
  • Stop using plastic straws
  • Stop using single-use plastic packages
  • Buy in bulk shops and markets
  • Use a bamboo toothbrush
  • Bring your own reusable food container for take-out food
It takes so little to make a significant change. Reducing your plastic waste will help save the ocean and animal species whose lives are endangered by all the plastic waste.

#2 | Choose Transportation Wisely

If you want to live sustainably, you have to think about reducing your carbon footprint. Cars are one of the major sources of carbon dioxide emission, which is devastating for the ozone layer and air quality.

Using other, more sustainable means of transportation is a trend that’s only getting stronger in 2020. Try alternative means of transportation such as:
  • Bicycles
  • Electric scooters
  • Public transportation
If all of this is impossible for you, due to the great distance you have to travel each day, try carpooling.

Team up with some friends to share a ride to work, and you’ll still be doing your planet a huge favor,” says Dorian Martin, an ecologist and a writer at BestWritingAdvisor.

#3 | Reduce Energy at Home

Sometimes doing good for the environment means making significant lifestyle changes. That includes changing the way you behave at your home. The energy we spent at home is usually so much more than we actually need. This is why the 2020 trend of reducing home energy waste is something you should embrace with both hands.

Try making a change and reduce the energy in the following way:
  • Turn off the lights and electronic devices when you’re not using them
  • Take quick showers instead of long baths
  • Use LED light bulbs
  • Use smart power strips
  • Invest in quality windows and house isolation
It’s important that you reduce your energy waste so start making changes as soon as possible.

#4 | Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is another major problem that we're facing in 2020. People tend to go wild with their food shopping and end up throwing away a huge amount of food.

To reduce your food waste, you need to plan your shopping and cooking more thoroughly:
  • Make a groceries list and stick to it
  • Try making the amount of food you’ll actually eat
  • If there are leftovers, try turning them into another meal or eat them later
  • Make at home compost to fertilize the soil for your plants
  • Invest in quality food storage containers to preserve as much food as possible
Be smart about the way you handle your food and only buy the necessary amount.

#5 | Reduce Paper Consumption

Think about the amount of paper you use during a single week of your life. Whether it's at the office or home, we all consume significant amounts of paper on a daily basis.

But, when we think about the way paper is produced, we realize it’s time to make some changes. That’s why reducing paper consumption is yet another meaningful trend for us to embrace in 2020.

Using less paper is possible. Try introducing these habits into your routine:
  • Pay your bills electronically via email and unsubscribe from receiving them by mail
  • Take notes electronically
  • Print out less
  • Use cloud storages for your files
By going paperless, or at least trying to do so, you'll reduce the number of trees that are cut down for paper every day. You'll also save the energy necessary for producing paper.

Going paperless is a trend we can all embrace and make our 2020 resolution.
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Conclusion

Sustainable living doesn’t imply moving to the forest and living like a caveman. But, it does imply making slight changes in the way we consume, disposes of, and use things around us.

The trends listed above are easy to embrace. Just remember why you’re doing it and you’ll be able to live a sustainable lifestyle and do your planet a favor.

Michael
Proud to be different

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