Going green isn’t nearly as daunting a task as you may think! Start with these 3 easy ways to make your morning more sustainable.
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Swap Out Cotton Balls For Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
Let’s say you use 2-3 cotton balls per day, in the morning and in the evening. That’s 14-21 per week. It may not seem like much until you think about the pile of cotton balls you’re throwing away every month, let alone every year. And, let’s not forget those plastic bags that they come in! Eek!
I swapped out my cotton balls for reusable makeup remover pads a couple of months ago and I’m loving this easy way to make my morning more sustainable.
When I first decided to make the switch, I feared that’d I’d constantly be reaching for a clean makeup remover pad that wasn’t there. But, that hasn’t been my experience at all. The pack that I ordered came with 12 reusable makeup remover pads and I’ve never found myself lacking a clean one. As soon as I use them to apply toner or remove makeup, I toss them in the washing machine. This ensures that I’m consistently washing them and that I have a continuous supply of clean ones ready to use.
Try These: Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads
Swap Out Disposable K-Cups For Reusable K-Cups
I have my husband to thank for this swap! He initially purchased a reusable K-cup (that’s right, we only have one) so that he could enjoy whatever type of coffee he wanted using our Keurig. Specifically, there was this great coffee we tried in Kauai that wasn’t available in K-cups. The only way to enjoy this coffee quickly and conveniently was to make use of a reusable K-cup and therefore eliminate our disposable K-cup waste.
To make use as simple as possible, we use paper K-cup filters. All I need to do in the morning is put the paper K-cup filter into the reusable K-cup, fill it up about 2/3 of the way with ground coffee, and brew it. When I’m done, I toss the filter and grounds in the compost and rinse the reusable K-cup so it’s ready to use again the next morning. It’s so simple, yet such an impactful change!
Try These: Reusable K-Cups
Swap Out Plastic Bags For Reusable Totes
In the morning, if I know I’ll be grocery shopping that day, running errands, or grabbing a bite to eat on the go, I grab some paper shopping bags that I’ve saved or reusable totes.
Since you have to pay for shopping bags in San Francisco, using my own is not only a way to reduce waste, it’s a way to save some cash. Plus, who doesn’t have an abundance of tote bags they’d love to put to use on a regular basis?
To take this one step further, and make sure I’m never without a bag, I throw some extras in the trunk of my car. I also have a few roll-up bags that I stick in my purse/backpack. Thanks to my MIL, I’ve never actually purchased one of these. All of mine have been gifted to me and I’m so grateful to have them, they make excellent practical gifts!
Try These: Foldable Reusable Grocery Bags
3 Easy Ways To Make Your Morning More Sustainable
Does going green sound a little less daunting with these 3 easy ways to make your morning routine more sustainable? I hope so!
Don’t overwhelm yourself, try to make one small change at a time. Every little change that you make has a positive impact!
Questions? Comments? Let me know!
Have a great week everyone!
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