Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Since our planet is screaming for action, we share here some ways on how to be makai (= how to live eco).
As you know, we came up with a lot of bigger life changes and smaller
habit adaptations to turn our everyday life more eco-oriented. We print them on our packages as well :)
Here are easy 20 tips on how to love the Earth back:
Fix leaking faucets - if your home has one faucet leaking at a (very typical) rate of ten drops per minute, that one faucet is wasting three liters of water per day. That's 90 liters per month.
Keep a bucket in your shower to catch the water while it's heating up and use it to water plants or flush the toilet.
Invest a bit and install a water filter for your home - this is how you are going to avoid buying bottled in harmful plastic water.
Choose coffee in your cafe in a real mug, not the plastic or even paper one.
If you want to take coffee with you - bring a thermos.
Go for looseleaf tea (tea bags are made with plastic!)
Say no to straws. In the USA more than 500 million of straws are used daily - research estimates.
Use an old-fashioned razor or electric razor instead of a plastic razor.
Try to use a soap in bars, instead of body wash (when you finish the product, you do not create any trash)
Compile two sets of your favorite make -up must haves: daily one and for special occasions. And DON'T BUY anymore than that!
“One -in - one out” rule should reign in your bathroom from now on.
If you use a toner - change the cotton rounds (absorbing a lot of the toner) into spray bottle.
Do the list - write down what is inside of your fridge before going shopping. Plan your meals around the food you already have in the fridge.
Choose products in glass instead of plastic
Go for recycled or tree-free toilet paper.
Avoid plastic wrap by switching to beeswax wraps.
Stop to be a vampire power - unplug unused chargers and devices. If you leave them all plugged in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, over an entire year it makes 8760 hours in a year. That equates to 2.628 kilowatt hours (kWh). How much does 1 kilowatt cost in your country? In the US in 2020 it was 14 cents…