Care about the environment
I heard voices who claimed that even if they will want to become greener they did not had a greener alternative available. I am talking here about plastic bottles, printed books, news papers, classic bulbs, coal factories, vehicles fuel etc.
In the last century, various industries developed in order of making our lives easier but all these things came with a price.
The humanity was not aware that for obtaining a higher level of comfort they ruin the environment and in a certain number of years we will be the ones who will have to pay the price.
This is the reason why we should “go greener”. In the following rows of this article, this is the main topic of discussion. In case you are interested you should continue your reading session
What is Go Green?
Besides been a well known slogan is in fact an eco-friendly movement that helps people to choose eco-friendly products that could replace the well known ones with a big success. The main concept of this movement is zero waste.
More and more retailers sell on their shop shelves or on their online websites all kinds of eco-friendly products. Considering the high level of interest the humanity showed to the environment, these businesses are quite flourishing.
Like in most situations, also the frauds showed up as well. You should make sure that the source from which you are making your purchase are quite reliable. Not everything with a green leaf on a package is indeed eco-friendly.
If you are a business owner and you intend to go green, not only the products should be reusable and eco-friendly but also the way these products are manufactured. This is the only way you will certainly add a benefit to the environment.
The main concept of these products is to be reusable. Even if they are not used for the same purposes they could be still reused and so you will prolong their life as much as possible.
The greatest news, seem to be the fact that many important brands decided to follow this trend. Considering the numbers of customers who prefer a certain brand, this trend developed quite fast and people are more and more interested in saving the planet.
Eco friendly products
I said before that the main target in the “go green” movement is to prolong the life of the items used but another purpose is to create different types of objects from biodegradable materials. Below, you will find a few products that can be integrated in the “go green” movement.
We all know that since the bulbs arrived in our lives we cannot live without it. The discovery of the electricity was indeed a revolution.
Classic bulbs, however, do not have a long lifespan. Besides that, if you use them long periods during the day you might end up with an unpleasant electricity bill.
A type of bulbs that praise themselves with a prolonged lifespan is the led bulb. A great advantage of the led bulbs is that while you use them you decrease the gas emissions considerably. They release only 5% of waster heat.
The manufacturers of these types of bulbs thought of everything. Therefore, they created all types of led bulbs in order to fit any type of lamp and human taste.
You know how many diapers you throw away everyday when you have small children. This is not a good thing for the environment for sure. In the old days, there were no diapers and our parents washed all our diapers every day.
It seems today the old habits were better, at least for the environment. This is the reason why, in order to “go green” you should pick these types of diapers.
The models created by the diaper manufacturers could impress you through the quality of the design and the fabrics used. Your child will feel better in them, his skin will feel free to breathe and you can use them over and over again. You will save money and the environment in the same time.
Since forever I personally preferred the clothes manufactured only from natural fabrics. My skin is quite sensitive and people who have similar problems know what I am talking about.
Instead of buying clothes made from fabrics that will only last short periods or throw the ones that are no longer on fashion, you should do something with your old wardrobe.
Any clothing item, or at least a big part of them, could be transformed. You can change them yourself, if you have the necessary skills, or you can ask someone to do it for you.
In case you are not willing to do that, there is always someone who will gladly wear what you intend to throw. You will be doing a good thing for sure.
These days it is quite popular to buy your clothes from the second-hand shops. Therefore, you should “go green” when it comes about your clothes as well.
Save the forest
A great investment, in my opinion, is on books. You have no idea how much knowledge you can gather from any type of book.
However, in order to print books, you need paper and we all know where paper comes from. This is one of the reasons why the technology is friendly with us and it could help us “go green”.
You can download books on your phone, tablet or on your e-reader device. I personally recommend the e-readers for a very important reason.
The display is friendlier with your eyes. The laptops screen light as the tablet screen light could become disturbing no matter how much you try to fix it.
The E-readers are easy to carry along with you. You can read your favorite book when you are in your way to work, when you are at work and you benefit of some spare time or you can read in the comfort of your home. It is a small device where you can store hundreds of books.
Bamboo seems to be preferred by many manufacturers when they want to “go green”. The bamboo brushes, as an example, could be a great choice.
Besides that they look quite good, they are eco-friendly indeed. I am not talking just about your hair brush. Today you can find on the online and offline stores even toothbrushes manufactured from bamboo.
Considering that it is highly recommended to change your plastic toothbrush at three months after the first use or even sooner than that, imagine how much plastic your throw away and we all know that this is one of the most polluting type of material.
When it comes about bamboo, things are not quite like that. The toothbrushes made from it could be used prolonged periods due to their biodegradable and antibacterial features.
Less plastic or not degradable materials
How often do you change your jewelries? I am not talking about gold diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Many women often wear plastic jewelries, or other type of decorative items manufactured from not degradable materials. Usually, you will wear them while they are on trend.
Have you seen the jewelries made from wood? They are quite impressive and they last forever. Besides that, the charm of these jewelries will never fade.
If you want to invest your money in something and look pretty every day, you should choose these types of jewelries. You will not fail for sure.
I have also seen sunglasses with the frames made from wood. They looked very special and unique.
Also less plastic, means less bags. Every time when you go to a supermarket you buy plastic bags in order to carry your groceries.
It would be much better if the stores will start using biodegradable types of bags and paper bags. This way, considering that they are not so durable to carry heavy stuff, you will buy less.
I personally own bags made from cloth. They are very practical. I carry it inside my bag and if I have to make a purchase in my way home I just use it.
The plastic sandwich bags, which usually end in the trash, could be replaced with silicone bags that could be reused over and over again.
Plastic cups and straws
The plastic cups were gradually changed with paper cups. This is a good sign, but what about the straws. A paper straw could not be as functional as anyone might want. I heard that an important brand from the coffee shops’ industry plans to change that.
Have you heard about stainless steel straws? Soon, you might even see them. Could they be reusable? Yes they can because they will be gifted with a silicon end. They will also be provided with a special brush in order to clean them properly for the next customer.
Shoes made from recycled materials
Plastic is finally used for a great purpose, namely to create other items such as shoes. Even if you might not though in the past to buy such shoes, you can believe me that they are a great hit.
The cosmetic products
I am talking here about shampoos. We are all used with those shampoos made mostly from chemicals and which are not helping our hair at all, without mentioning that they are sold in plastic bottles.
You should try the shampoo bars. There are various important brands who say that they created a wide range of such shampoos for all type of hair, which are made only from natural ingredients and filled with nourishing oils. Besides that, when the bar end, there will be no bottle to throw.
If you want to “go green”, these days, you certainly have a way to do it. The only thing that you really must have is will.
Even if many people say that a small gesture will not change much, in fact all our small gestures gathered together will move mountains. This is exactly what the “go green” movement intends to do.
If you do not care too much about the environment, nothing will stop you to think about yourself. All these eco-friendly products are of a greater quality than the other ones.
Your skin will feel better, your hair will feel better and even your pocket.
Some people consider that these products also known as bio products are much more expensive than the regular ones. This might be true in some situations but in time you will discover that in reality you save money.
Yes, a led bulb could be more expensive than a classic bulb, but it will last longer and the electricity bill will speak by itself.
After all the things written here, my conclusion is that we all should “go green” and as fast we do it as better will be for all of us no matter which our real purposes are.