Today it is at the top for more people to live permanently.
In fact, a recent study found that the environment was considered the third most pressing issue by a quarter of the population in Britain. However, the way to live more consistently can be a bit tricky. It is possible that you will face many obstacles, including finding eco-friendly gifts suited to the interests of your friends and family.
We’ve put together a list of some effective yet simple living tips that will help you reduce your carbon footprint and improve your life. You will find plenty of inspiration for continuous submission that is ideal for anyone.
1 is Moat single use products
One of the best ways to cut your waste is to invest in reusable items. You will save money, as many reusable materials are used hundreds of times and produce less waste and recycling. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Swap cling film for wax wrap
- Change sandwich bags for washable silicone ones
- Enjoy your hot drink in a reusable cup
- Try a washable cotton pad to remove makeup
Want to encourage your friends and family with eco-friendly gifts? Get them a very personalized drinking bottle that will return them to single use for good.
2. Make someone else your treasure
We are not suggesting diving in cans to minimize your environmental impact. However, there are plenty of ways to reduce waste and get out of it. Apps like Olio allow you to pick up unwanted food, household items and even clothes from neighbors and local shops for free.
Too Good to Go is another useful app that allows cafes, restaurants and bakeries to sell their leftovers at the end of the day at heavily discounted prices. You will do your job to reduce waste while enjoying tasty, inexpensive bites to eat.
3. Try a plant-based diet
Another effective way to reduce its environmental impact is to swap meat-based meals for veggie or vegetarian options. Research by the University of Oxford suggests that you can reduce your carbon footprint by 73% by cutting only meat and dairy.
A report published in the Medical Journal the Lancet In addition, the world will need to eat 50% less meat and sugar to prevent food shortages. When you eat meat, try to choose locally sour, continuously raised options. Look at the red tractor and quality standard mark on the meat you are buying.
And if you want to brush up on your meat-free cooking skills, try an online vegetarian and plant-based cookery course to enhance the performance of your vegetarian diet. Or, if you’re seeking a carbon neutral gift for a daring friend, get them a ‘grow your own sustainable edible insects’ box so they can enjoy a more eco-friendly type of meat.
४. Let loose in supermarket
The UK alone produces around 2.4 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste each year. Pre-packaged food often comes in plastic wrappers that cannot be recycled, so opt for loose production as often as you can. Going to your local greengrocer is a great way to shop continuously, as you will support a small business and buy fruit, vegetable and other produce that are likely locally grown.
5. Cut your paper usage
Switching to paperless banking and running out of physical receivables is an easy durable switch. Approximately 76% of people now use online banking and most shops offer customers the option of an email receipt. You can check your information online at any time, and will protect yourself from a mountain of shredding or recycling.
When you buy a durable gift or experience from Red Letter Days, we also offer instant e-vouchers – so you can use less paper when you surprise someone.
६. Try active traffic
Fancy helping the environment and enhancing your health at the same time? Active Traffic may be the answer. Essentially, it is about your body using its own power to get from your home to the office. You can also walk, run, cycle, or skateboard to improve your fitness and travel in a carbon-neutral way.
Still working from home? Instead switch to an active grocery store pilgrimage, or an active trip to the DIY shop. Whenever you can, leave the vehicles at home and use your two legs (or two wheels) instead – this is a win for you and the environment.
… Replace physical gifts with lasting experiences
If the people in your life want to reduce their waste, gifting a memorable experience is an excellent option. And we have a range of durable gifts to choose from.
For a permanent birthday gift they can enjoy now, treat them to an online course, where they can master nature photography or Zen gardening. Looking forward to doing something, our ‘Memories Guarantee’ gives you plenty of time to enjoy our sustainable experiences when it is safe to do so.
Get closer to Mother Earth with animal encounters, vineyard visits, woodland flashes, or the Bear Grylls snorkel challenge. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, trade-in petrol-powered adventures for Segway rides, forest coaster, paragliding and ziplining.
Most of our gift vouchers are now valid for 20 months on a grand scale – the longest in the UK – so you can surprise your friends and family for something amazing, and environmentally friendly, to look forward to.