Reduce Plastic Use
The world’s plastic problem is huge! Around 33 million tons of plastic waste per year is generated in the U.S. alone, and only a fraction of it is recycled. It ends up in landfills, beaches, rivers, oceans and contributes to a copious amount of environmental issues. Here are some ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use on a daily basis:
- Invest in reusable grocery bags and use them for all your shopping needs.
- Stop buying bottled water and go out and get yourself a reusable one!
- Say no to plastic straws! Plastic straws are one of the top items polluting our oceans and beaches and unfortunately, they cannot be recycled. So next time you order a drink at a restaurant, simply ask for no straw.
Reduce The Amount Of Chemicals Used In Your Home
A lot of our cleaning products contain loads of chemicals that aren’t only bad for you – but for the environment as well!
Start the New Year with an early “spring cleaning” of your cabinets to get rid of chemical-filled products and replace them with these awesome eco-friendly alternatives.
Switch To All-Natural Cosmetic Products
Like cleaning products, cosmetic products contain toxic chemicals. When buying products to use on your body or face, choose brands that are vegan, all-natural, and not tested on animals. Our go-to is Lush!
If you wear makeup, check out this list and go through all of your makeup products to discover which brands you’re using that still test on animals! We don’t necessarily recommend throwing them out right away, as that would be wasteful, but be sure to look into purchasing products that don’t do any animal testing.
Shop Local and Seasonal
When you head to the grocery store, try to only stock up on the produce that’s in-season. That means limiting your kale to when it’s cold, your squash to summer and fall and your corn to summer. Check out this awesome breakdown to learn more about seasonal produce.
Eat Less Meat – Eat More NoBull
For most of us, we have a general understanding of the livestock industry and meat production. With meat comes the risk of consuming growth hormones and saline solutions – but even worse the greenhouse gases created by the farms are deadly to our ozone layer.
At NoBull Burger, we value keeping our planet and bodies clean with food straight from the earth, so we’re NOT consuming unnatural hormones and solutions. We take pride in making sure our veggie burgers are made with real ingredients that won’t hurt your stomach or Mother Earth.
There are several benefits to ditching your car and so many other alternatives to transportation available in every city! Public transportation is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as carpooling. Regardless of the situation, consider taking public transportation to cut down on emissions and help reduce pollution. Let alone, biking or walking to your destination is not only good for the planet but your personal health too!
Giving back is a great way to connect with others in your community. There are endless ways to make a positive impact that don’t involve donations, so it’s a resolution you can stick to regardless of your financial position.
For example, get involved in a community project that’s important to you, like helping out with a community garden!