Since it’s World’s Ocean Day, (Happy World’s Ocean Day!) I wanted to share my 6 easy ways to a sustainable life and what we can do to help keep our ocean clean. There are so many ways to help keep our largest body of water blue and sparkling. And P.S. they are also really easy! You might already be doing some of these sustainable living techniques and not even know it. Scroll down to read more:
Reusable Straws : You’ve probably been hearing a lot about this in the news lately. There’s a trend on saying no to plastic straws at restaurants and bbqs. Instead you can opt for a reusable metal straw that’s not only sleek and stylish but good for the environment.
Recycled Metals : Jewelry made from recycled metals like Sterling silver or gold is another great way to help keep our oceans (and air!) clean. The use of recycled metal means less greenhouse gasses and a smaller carbon footprint.
Reusable Grocery Bags : If you haven’t jumped on this trend yet, now’s the time! Plastics are one of the biggest polluters of our oceans and a really easy way to have a cleaner ocean is to simply use less plastic. I love these reusable bags from Whole Foods. Not only are they really durable but they’re also insulted to help keep my groceries chilled on the ride home.
Meatless Mondays : Eating a more sustainable diet is not only good for you but for the environment as well! Sustaining from animal products like meat and dairy, if only for one day a week, help to keep agriculture run-off from polluting our oceans.
100% Organic Cotton Sweatshirt from PACT – I own this and absolutely love it!
100% Cotton : I love 100% cotton clothing. I have sensitive skin and often times my skin will get irritated from synthetic materials woven into a shirt or pair of pants. Not only does wearing 100% cotton clothing keep my skin happy but it also helps to keep the ocean clean. When we wash clothes that have synthetic materials in it, like polyester or viscose, tiny pieces of these plastic fabrics break off and drain out our washing machines only to end up in our oceans.
Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub from Lush
Sea Salt Scrubs : Opting for sea salt scrubs instead of body or facial scrubs that contain those small plastic beads is an easy way to green-up your beauty routine. Micro plastics are wreaking havoc on our oceans because they are so small it’s hard to remove them from the water. Many are ending up in the bellies of sea creatures like whales and fish since they don’t know any better. Can you imagine having a belly full of plastic? Yuck!