3 Sustainable Lifestyle Changes for Earth Day!

by Rebecca Veksler on April 22, 2022
Happy Earth Day SoLmates! 
Here at SoL we believe that everyday should be Earth Day! As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our everyday choices and actions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems and future.
The theme for this year’s World Earth Day is Invest in Our Planet… and with SoL there is always a SoLution and every small step is a step towards a greener future! You don’t have to make any drastic lifestyle changes, in fact it's incredibly simple…
Here are 3 ways to make greener choices and invest in our planet! 
  • Ditch the Plastic Bag! 
  • Single-use plastic items are designed to be used once and then thrown away. It is increasingly threatening to our natural environment. In Australia 84% of plastic used is sent straight to landfill and only 13% of all plastic used in Australia is recycled. Plastic bags are NOT recyclable and take HUNDREDS of years to start to decompose and are harmful to animals who often confuse plastic for food! Instead, opt for a reusable option like our Reusable Hemp Tote Bag and Pouches! Perfect for your next grocery shop or trip to the markets! 
  • Sip Sustainably! 
  • Did you know roughly 3.5 billion plastic straws are used per year in Australia alone!? This is an alarming statistic as we know these straws often end up in the ocean, destroying sea life and ecosystems. Plastic straws are NOT biodegradable meaning that the straws will simply degrade, gradually disintegrating into smaller and smaller particles – known as microplastics that exude harmful chemicals like BPA, that have been linked to environmental pollution and health problems.
    If you do need to use a straw, think twice before using a plastic straw… Instead, grab one of our stainless steel straw kits that are sleek, convenient and sustainable! 
  • Remember your Cup!
  • In our early morning rush, we are all guilty of purchasing a take-away coffee, gulping down its contents and throwing it away minutes late. Australians throw out 2.7 million disposable coffee cups every single day, when remembering a reusable cup is as easy as grabbing your car keys or brushing your teeth! At SoL we ARE the Solution and have designed the perfect cup that has changed the way we drink and think. Shop our range of sleek SoL Cups to enjoy your morning coffee in a stylish and sustainable way! 
    Thank you for doing your part this Earth Day! Remember, every small change is a step towards a greener, more sustainable future! 

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