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Eco-Friendly Living for Beginners

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Ready to take the first steps to living more eco-friendly?
So are we. Before we know it, new habits will become second nature!

1.) Recycling

Bin there

If you are anything like the typical millenial, recycling probably wasn't hugely implemented while growing up. Have you noticed how much more willing you are to recycle when there is a proper bin in place for your items? Decorating recycling storage can be a fun project to help get the family or friends involved, and some cities even have free recycling bins available for their residents.

To better understand what impact recycling has on the environment, look out for our next blog post!

One of the perks we offer our new clients who join Cinderbella's loyalty program is a Bella'fied recycling bin, which comes complete with information on your cities recycling policies. Ask about how to qualify as a #Cinderbella loyalty member to receive your free gift!

2.) Cut the Use of Disposable Plastic

It won't just disappear

Reusable plastic has found a way into our lives in more ways then we can think of. It is a super cheap and durable way to keep the food we eat safe from germs, and even makes up parts of our cars and furniture. Avoiding plastic all together is a daunting task, but avoiding disposable plastic can be totally effortless. Choosing not to use plastic straws with your drinks, and investing in a reusable water bottle are just a few ways we can totally eliminate the use of this non biodegradable material. Keeping a reusable bags for shopping trips and using containers rather then saran wrap are additional ways we can cut back on plastic. When we put a little effort to avoiding these products, we stop supporting the next order for more of it to be made.

3.) Become a Flexitarian

What you eat, doesn't make me flex

But what I eat, does! If developing healthier eating habits interests you, it may be time to consider joining the growing number of flexitarians! Flexitarians are people who incorporate plant based food into the protein section of thier diet on a regular basis, but grant themselves freedom to eat meat every now and then. Some flexitarians start off by switching to meatless meals once or twice a day and flourish from there. Often times, flexitarians grow to enjoying meat on special occasions, such as when you are a guest for dinner at a friend's home. In addition to receiving the health benefits that come with eating plant based, depending less on meat for our protein intake is just what our planet is asking for. "The United Nations report Livestock's Long Shadow–Environmental Issues and Options, which concludes that the livestock sector (primarily cows, chickens, and pigs) emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to our most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. It is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases - responsible for 18% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalents."

Give it a try... you may be surprised at how quickly your cravings change!

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