How to incorporate sustainable living in your everyday life
Mother Nature gives us everything we need to lead a comfortable and healthy life. From the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the natural ingredients used in our beauty products—nature is a big part of our lives! It’s safe to say that our planet takes great care of us. Now it’s our turn to take care of Mother Nature. Following a sustainable lifestyle goes a long way in preserving and celebrating everything that nature has to offer for the current and future generations.
Sustainable living is not a new concept. Working to reduce carbon footprint or making conscious efforts to reduce the usage of electricity, are both some ways of leading a sustainable lifestyle. So, let’s look deeper to understand what is sustainability and how it benefits the planet and us, both.
What is sustainability?
You can think of sustainability as a way of being closer to nature and engaging in activities that conserve it. It involves living with the resources that the planet has to offer. You may not see immediate results as this is a long-term practice, but your actions today will pave way for a better future for the coming generation.
Why is it so important?
- Important for the future generation
Sustainability teaches you to use natural resources mindfully as this will ensure that the future generation won’t have to compromise. Plus, sustainable living is beneficial for our planet you’ll create a healthy environment for everyone in the future!
- Impacts your life on Earth
When you switch to a more sustainable way of life, from shopping at thrift stores to investing in eco-friendly home appliances, it has a positive impact on your experience on the planet. Making small changes in your lifestyle can make the planet cleaner and a happier place.
- Kinder to others on the planet
When you put in efforts to create a sustainable ecosystem, it helps the other residents of the planet to lead a healthy life as well. Our mindful actions will contribute to making the planet a better place for the animals, marine life, insects, and other species that coexist with us. So, even switching to steel straws or trying out bamboo clothing can make a lot of difference.
How can we incorporate sustainability in your day-to-day life?
Switching to sustainable living is quite simple and these tiny steps you take in your everyday life can benefit you and the planet.
- Grow your own food
You may not completely ditch your regular supermarket and grow everything you need in your kitchen garden overnight. But how about growing some herbs or tomato plants in your backyard or community garden? When you start growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, you get more involved in nature, and find sustainable living more in sync with your beliefs. Plus, this encourages you to try different ways to be sustainable. For instance, you can start your own compost pile! And what’s more, you are developing a very eco-friendly hobby.
- Sustainable shopping
Who doesn’t love new clothes! But, fast fashion doesn’t exactly benefit the environment. What’s more, the practices that go into making these clothes are not as ethical as you’d want them to be. Instead of giving in to the temptation of fast fashion, consider opting for bamboo clothing that are grown organically without using pesticides, insecticides, or fertilisers.
- Sustainable beauty
The concept of sustainability reached the beauty world and the beauty giants have taken it upon themselves to make sustainable beauty popular. The packaging and the formulas used to create the beauty products are mostly eco-friendly and can be recycled.
- Reduce, reuse, and recycle
For a green environment, you have to adhere to the three “Rs”—reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle everything. You can reduce the waste you generate; the less resources you use, the less you waste. Invest in reusable items like reusable coffee mugs or steel straws to avoid disposable plastic. You can recycle old towels or linens since it’s better that they are used for some other purpose than ending up in landfills.
- Use sustainable development measures
While trying to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, following measures of sustainable development can help you do your bit for the planet. Switching to solar energy, creating and protecting green spaces, choosing efficient water fixtures, and opting for houses or other structures that incorporate sustainable construction can make a great difference.
Herbal Essences’ measures to achieve sustainability
The Herbal Essences Sustainability Program is an initiative to make mindful decisions that can reduce our impact on Earth’s landfills and water supplies. We strive to make Mother Nature proud and with our hair products, we try to make the planet a better place for you. Our sustainable hair care products bring you closer to nature and give you an opportunity to do your bit for the planet.
Recyclable bottles from recycled materials
The Herbal Essences bio:renew bottles are recyclable and made from 25% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Since 2010, our manufacturing sites around the world have reduced our total absolute energy by about 9% and total absolute gas emissions by more than 15%.
Reduce manufacturing waste
Herbal Essences has attained the goal of Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill and continue to strive to reduce plastic waste. So, when you bring home our sustainable hair care products, you are doing your hair and your conscience a great favour.
Reduce water consumption
We have been making conscious efforts to reduce the wastage of the world’s most precious resource—water. From 2010 to 2016, our sites around the world actively reduced the total absolute water consumption by over 20%! And, this is only the beginning.
Choosing a brand that aligns with your sustainable lifestyle is a great way of playing your part in protecting the environment. With conscious and sustainable beauty are great initiatives you can enjoy everything nature has to offer and protect it at the same time.