Sustainability is on everyone’s lips at the moment isn’t it? Yet some of us still don’t know the impact of the little actions we do. I’m not talking in the negative either one little swap to your daily life can have a huge impact to the wellbeing of our planet. From reusable wipes to recycling all of our packaging. Anyone can start making a change however small. So on to my Sustainability Aims for 2020.
My Sustainability Aims For 2020
The aim of this blogger tag that has been created by Emma Reed is to get as many people involved as possible by answering the questions below, tagging your favourite bloggers (who you think will love to join in!) and sharing some fantastic tips on how to reduce waste, reduce household plastic and how to be more sustainable in your everyday life. And it doesn’t have to be anything big. The smaller changes are often the easiest for everybody to do and if more and more people did these they would have a bigger impact. So, onto the questions…
Have you already been making sustainable changes to your lifestyle?
Yes, – The past couple of years have really opened my eyes to how much damage has been done to our planet even just little actons have an impact last year i really tried to make a conscious effort towards sustainability.
What swaps have worked for you?
- I have been using reusable wipes for most things over the past year. Cloth wipes really are much better for little bottoms and faces as well as the planet. and they are so easy to use.
- I have tried to recycle ever since we got the recycling wheelie bin a few years ago but in the past year i have tried much harder to grab things out of the main bin to send to recycling.
- Instead of just binning things we have a local charity shop that take lots of items for recycling. from broken crockery to clothes for rags and books.
What swaps have been the easiest?
The easiest swap for us has to have been our milk. In fact this swap may even save us effort as now the only thing I have to do is remember to pay the bill oh and put the empty bottles out on delivery morning.
What swaps have been the hardest?
- For me one of the hardest things has to be cosmetic care I tried toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen and shampoo bars. unfortunately all have come with niggles,
- Eco friendly sunscreen is quite expensive and has quite a rustic smell. The coverage is more a block than a cream too so its not been a hit.
- The toothpaste left me with sensitive teeth Im not sure if its due to the paste having little granules in it or if it’s due to the lack of fluoride
- The shampoo bar would have been ok but I tend to only wash a couple of times a week and the bar I got meant washing every day.
- My deodorant soon got grimey and as yet i’ve not found one with a great smell.
What is your favourite eco-friendly swap so far and why?
It has to be the milk delivery. Getting a milk delivery brings back so many childhood memories. It’s so easy to get milk delivered too. It really is a no brainer at the start of an eco friendly swap.
What are your sustainability aims for 2020?
Like Emma I am trying to cut down on our meat consumption. There are some great alternatives in shops now and you really don’t feel like your missing out by not having the meat equivalent.
A lot of things as a busy family of 4 things often slip. My aim for 2020 is to get better organised. Better organisation means that I won’t grab those on the go snacks and drinks that come in throw away packaging.
I also want to try harder with the things I have already started, reusable wipes, washing egg, not buying as much throw away plastic etc.
Have you set up a plan in order to make these happen/achievable?
For cutting down on meat meal planning is key. vegetarian options are still quite limited in our village. I guess this goes back to being organised.
What are your top tips for anybody who is just starting to make eco-friendly changes?
Start where you are. It can be as simple as stopping buying plastic water bottles or ordering in your milk delivery. If everyone tries their best at being more eco friendly it will have more of an impact on the world than one person going all in on being eco friendly.
I would love you to join in with the blog tag if you don’t have a blog just leave the answers to your questions in the comments.
Please don’t forget to link back to myself and Emma in your blog posts.
Im going to tag
- Slouching towards Thatcham
- Mummy But Still Me
- Alex Gladwin
- What Katy Said
- Busy Mum Of Boys
RULES (add these to the end of your post for others to refer to)
Answer the sustainability-related questions in your own blog post and tag (link to their website) your nominated bloggers at the end of the post (I would say 5-10 nominations would be about right). When you are nominated by a blogger please tag that person at the start of your post to say thank you and to also give them a link back. You can also state why you want to join in with the tag, what you hope to get out of it and that you are looking forward to reading all the others and so on (I will leave this opener up to you). Feel free to add links to relevant blog posts you may have on your site and add photos too. There’s no strict timescale as to when you need to get your posts out but within 2 weeks would be nice in order to keep the ball rolling. Oh, and if you haven’t had a tag but would like to join in, please do so! The more the merrier. If you’d like me to see them all please do also tag me on Twitter @EmReed01.
- Have you already been making sustainable changes to your lifestyle?
- What swaps have worked for you?
- What swaps have been the easiest?
- What swaps have been the hardest?
- What is your favourite eco-friendly swap so far and why?
- What are your sustainability aims for 2020?
- Have you set up a plan in order to make these happen/achievable?
- What are your top tips for anybody who is just starting to make eco-friendly changes?