Conscious consumerism, conscious lifestyle and conscious living are relatively new phrases featuring in almost any sustainability-related narrative. We do believe that to live a balanced life, we must strive to align our intentions, thoughts, word, and actions.
A conscious consumer is an agent of change who considers the social, environmental, ecological, and political impact of their buycott.
We all like to consume…Everything!
I can’t say it’s not fun, but if we stop for a moment and connect inside, to ourselves… We see what we actually do need, how much unnecessary things we consume, where goes the waste of the products we consume and how much it hurts the environment we live in.
Then comes the question, How do we change? How can we improve?
Because aren’t we all united as a part of the circle of life, each one works for the other, motivating each other to have a better quality of life.
It all starts within us, we are the ones who hurt our environment and this way, we hurt ourselves as well.
So let’s start the change with consumption, so that from now on, our consumption will be aware – what do we need, what do the products we buy include, where do they go after their use, how much waste we produce, if we even produce any waste at all and where all the products come from.
Conscious consumption leads us to consume less, more accurately, to use eco- friendly products that help not only the environment but help us as well. It leads us to consume toxin-free, recyclable, expendable, only useful, sustainable products that are made from natural ingredients, all plastic-free.
- Swap your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush ~ 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold worldwide each year.most of these toothbrushes are non-recyclable and take up to 500 years to degrade.
- Say NO to a plastic water bottle. many tons of plastic waste and dumped into the ocean each year. Even now, there are an estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the ocean. water bottles are not the only source of plastic waste, but they are a major source of plastic exposure. swap plastic bottle to a reusable one.
- Trillions of plastic bags are discarded each year and these bags can take up to a thousand years to degrade. plastic bags are the second most common ocean waste after a cigarette butt and harm thousands of species of ocean wildlife each year. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS. These reusable, organic cotton mesh bags help you do just that.
- More than 500 million plastic straws are used every day, many of which end up in our landfills or oceans. plastic straws are one of the top 10 debris items ingested by sea life. stainless steel straws are an eco-friendly long-lasting alternative to plastic or paper disposable straws.