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Sustainable living can be as simple as incorporating eco-friendly habits into your lifestyle. Here are a few easy ways to make mindful choices in your everyday life.

 

Make mindful kitchen swaps

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Making changes in the kitchen can go a long way in reducing waste and plastic use. Ditch paper towels for dish towels for a more eco-friendly option.

Food storage is another easy way to eliminate waste. Swap single-use plastic wrap and Ziploc bags with silicone storage bags, and glass or metal containers for plastic ones.

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Rethink your wardrobe

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Since spring-cleaning is top of mind this time of year, check your nearest organizations to donate pre-loved clothes or consignment apps like Poshmark or Depop. You can even check out H&M who offers similar options for unwanted garments.

Next, invest in staples that will work year-round like a blazer, a coat, or a pair of Chelsea boots. Always look for quality over quantity and choose materials like linen and organic cotton that are considered more eco-friendly.

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Go green with cleaning

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Cleaning products can contain ingredients considered to be harmful to the environment. Shop for eco-friendly products or alternatively, create your own all-purpose cleaning solution using one part water to one part white vinegar.

Cleaning cloths—absorbent and machine washable—will keep counters spotless. Meanwhile, a pack of dryer balls speeds up drying time and makes your laundry smell fresh and clean.

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Seek sustainable beauty options

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When it comes to your skincare routine, consider using shampoo bars, which replace liquid bottles with little to no waste, or a bamboo toothbrush, a more eco-friendly option. Reusable makeup cloths also help cut down on waste.

Many beauty brands offer refillable products so you can top up once you’re done. If you have #beautyempties, many brands (like Burt’s Bees and L’Occitane) who have partnerships with TerraCycle will collect your products for recycling.

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Consider clean beauty

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The growing clean beauty category focuses on products that are made with ingredients considered good for us and the environment. The Clean at Sephora initiative, for example, curates makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance so you can shop with ease.

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Small, simple swaps can make a big difference for our planet and make it a greener, better place for everyone. For more tips and ideas, follow us on Instagram & Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter.

 

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