Creating a sustainable habit can sound harder than it actually needs to be. That's why we want to share with you some tips that are easy to implement in your everyday life.
One habit that is almost always mentioned when it comes to sustainable habits is taking more walks. By leaving the car standing and instead taking a walk to the store, friend or work, you can effectively reduce your ecological footprint. It is also sustainable in two senses – both for the environment and also for your health. Check off two potential New Year's resolutions in one!
Get a greener home! Literally. Plants are not only pleasing to the eye, they also have a good proven effect on the air quality in your home. Research has shown that indoor plants can remove common toxins and pollutants that occur indoors. In other words, a sustainable air purifier that not only gives you an aesthetically nicer home, but also a cleaner one. Some plants that are especially good at cleaning your air are aloe vera and mother-in-law's tongue. Here you will find a longer list of plants that are good alternatives if you want to bring more green into your home!
Sitting down and reflecting on your consumption can sound like a boring chore, we know. But reviewing one's consumption patterns makes it easier to get an overview of where change can take place. Research shows how our buying behavior creates enormous consequences not only for humans, but also for the environment. In recent years, emissions of greenhouse gases have decreased in Sweden, but the fact is that the emissions linked to Swedish consumption of, for example, food, clothing, furniture and electronics have increased significantly.
Something that goes hand in hand with this is reducing the plastic in our everyday lives. This is not something new in itself, we have known for a long time that plastic is a huge burden on the environment because it cannot be broken down in nature. It probably doesn't come as a big surprise that reducing single-use plastic is our biggest passion here at Skosh. Fortunately, alternatives to single-use plastic packaging are growing every day and it is becoming easier and easier to find sustainable alternatives. Despite that, single-use plastic is still a large part of many of the goods bought at home and we want to stress the importance of recycling your plastic. Also, make sure to double check that there are no toxic chemicals in the plastic before it is recycled .
Small or large, we can all contribute something.