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Here are some more ideas on a sustainable lifestyle at home...

Here are just some other easy everyday tips on how to be more sustainable and conscious in your own home or apartment:

Be sustainable in your bathroom:

  • Improving underground water levels by connecting terrace rainwater outlets to bore wells, and using this water as a source of grey water to flush your toilets.
  • Using Saathi's biodegradable & compostable sanitary products
  • Using shampoo, soap and conditioner bars instead of bottles.
  • Replacing liquid cosmetics to solid ones to reduce plastic packaging (solid perfume, 2/3-1 products, deo, etc).
  • Ensuring the implementation of the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
  • Refills for soaps and shampoos at major retail stores should be an option across the country.
  • Using blade razors instead of plastic single-use disposable ones.

Kitchen counter with pantry shelf

Be sustainable in your kitchen:

  • Carry your own cloth/jute bag while purchasing groceries to bring into your kitchen for a lovely meal.
  • Carrying your own water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles; you always need water when it gets hot in your kitchen.
  • Ensuring the implementation of the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
  • Reusing- old clothes, plastic containers, paper , bottles, electronic components, and other plastics before discarding it.
  • Using a metal straw instead of a plastic one.
  • Storing and recycling  cardboard boxes 
  • Segregation of garbage into different categories- such as plastic, cans, glass, compost and landfill. 

Be sustainable in your bedroom:

  • Use big plastic bottles for growing small plants - a great way to make your room even more beautiful!
  • Practicing slow fashion and not contributing to franchise companies.
  • Avoid using single-use stationary and accessories.
  • Making wall posters using old calendars.

outdoor garden

Be sustainable in your garden:

  • Reusing grey water for watering plants or the garden.
  • Using strained tea leaves and cottage cheese water as fertilizers and proteins for plants.
  • Installing solar panels in your garden or on your roof as an alternative energy source.
  • Using biodegradable products which you can use to make compost for your garden. 
  • Growing plants in used or broken glasses, utensils etc. (check out our DIY page to get some inspiration for this).

Be sustainable outside your house:

  • Switching to electric cars.
  • Choosing a more sustainable traveling option, for example for shorter distances choosing to walk or cycle instead of taking a car.
  • Using and supporting local producers and businesses with cleaner practices, instead of big, corporate mass producing companies.
  • Giving away things we don't need anymore to those who need help; such as rough sleepers (homeless people), donation banks, charities, for example to Robin Hood Army.
  • Avoiding the usage of short lived plastic products.
  • Lastly, don't get lost into capitalist overconsumption! - it is a major driver for living unsustainably.

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