One of the positive events during the pandemic is that people became aware of what they consume. Several people become more sensitive on the social and environmental effects of products they buy. This means that people are becoming more sustainable in their daily lives.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability means consuming our needs without compromising the needs of the future generation. Being sustainable means we meet our needs without destroying future generation’s resources.
How to be a sustainable consumer?
Here are some tips for you to be a sustainable consumer:
- Purchase local products – not only you can cut down on shipping fees but also, you can help reduce the pollution brought by the delivery vehicles.
- Take good care of your clothes so they last longer – Invest in good quality clothes and take care of them properly. This will help you to avoid buying more, hence will reduce fabric wastage.
- Purchase reusable and sustainable products – Nowadays, there are lots of reusable items in the market. Products such as reusable diapers, period cups, period pads, cotton and straws are very popular. These products can be reused for more than 3-5 years depending on how well you take care of them.
- Reduce plastic waste – Little things like bringing your own tumbler or straw when going out is already a big step in being sustainable. You can greatly reduce plastic waste when you choose eco-friendly products over single-use ones.
We know that switching from single-use items to sustainable ones can be hard at first. You can always start by taking baby steps such as bringing your own grocery bag instead of buying a new one. No one will judge you if you can’t do it at your first try. Flow Co is here to help you. You can always message us if you want to talk to someone about sustainability. We’re all in this together. Let’s do our best for the planet and for the future generations.