[Advertising. This article was written in friendly cooperation with Yves Rocher] Lately I`ve been looking for better, more sustainable ways. One of the best decisions so far was going vegan. Using less plastic and producing less environmental pollution is what I want to tackle next. I love it when brands offer solutions for me and the planet. Like Yves Rocher does with the new environmentally friendly I love my Planet shampoo concentrate. Not only is the flacon one-third the size of a conventional bottle of 300ml, there are more benefits:
- 💧1 Press = 1 Dose
- 🌳 1 bought product = 1 planted tree
- ♻ Flacon 100% recyclable
- 🥤 39% less plastic compared to 300ml flacon
- (no parabens, no silicons, no preservatives)
And you guys know how picky I am about my shampoo. For those who don’t know: I don’t wash my afro that often not to strip the natural oil away. Every 2-3 weeks is perfect. The Yves Rocher I love my Planet is my favorite shampoo for a mild cleansing every month or so. It comes in small a recyclable flacon. I mean did you ever recycle your shampoo packaging?
Probably not. But I think that is exactly the mindset we need to develop. The small flacon is perfect for traveling btw and lasts up to 30 washes, which means it will last over a year for me. Whoop! 🙂 Additionally, to my vegan lifestyle and buying vintage clothes, this is a great addition to a more sustainable day to day life. Below I put together some small actions that can make a big difference for the environment and our pocket. What are your tips for a more sustainable lifestyle? Just leave your green lifestyle tips here or on Instagram, and I will add them to the list. Let’s Go!
How to put Sustainability in Day to Day Practice – Green Lifestyle Tips:
- Use a reusable coffee cup
- Use a bamboo toothbrush
- Use your jute bags for any shopping
- Ride your bike
- Keep your showers short
- Keep in mind that LED bulbs consume less energy if you choose light for your home
- Buy glass bottles instead of plastic bottles
- Buy more sustainable fashion & vintage clothes. Also, resell your old clothes. Great platforms: United Wardrobe & Remixbag.
- Buy as many products as possible in your local zero waste shop
- Say goodbye to disposable razors
- Say yes to brown veggies & fruits. Don’t throw them away, make a yummy smoothie or soup.
- Cover the pot while cooking. It saves 25% energy and is such a simple action, literally one flick
- Switch off the light when leaving the room
- Recycle used oil. 1 liter of oil pollutes 1000 liters of water
- Upcycle your stuff: skirt to shorts, top to leggings, I-pad cover out of jeans, cassette cover as a business card holder. The opportunities are endless, be creative. 🙂
photos by Benjamin Merten