30 habits for a sustainable lifestyle. Practical tips to improve our daily habits

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

Great revolutions involve some sacrifices. Yet, to change the fate of our planet, it is enough to change our daily habits.

Separate collection, reuse of materials, reduction of the use of disposable tableware, are small simple steps to protect our environment also in the interest of future generations.

Here are some tips on sustainable and economic habits!

# 1 Out of the house, always carry a water bottle with you.

# 2 Shop with reusable bags.

# 3 Buy solid rather than liquid shampoos, soaps, and scrubs. Although the cost of solid products may seem higher than the liquid counterparts, solid shampoos and soap can be used for a higher number of washes, thus allowing a considerable economic saving to the consumer. Furthermore, they are not contained in plastic bottles and are produced with natural raw materials.

# 4 Baking soda: a thousand and one uses. Use baking soda for personal hygiene as a deodorant, odour trap, mouthwash, foot bath. Bicarbonate also has numerous uses in household hygiene, silverware polishing, laundry washing.

# 5 Reduce water waste by using a timer when showering or washing dishes.

# 6 Use LED and low consumption bulbs.

# 7 For oral hygiene, buy bamboo toothbrushes or an electric toothbrush with multiple heads and for rinsing, fill a glass instead of using running water. Replacing a head, albeit in plastic, rather than an entire toothbrush is less impactful. Do not buy cotton buds in plastic but other materials.

# 8 Sustainability is a woman. For female hair removal, it is preferable to use electric waxes and epilators instead of disposable plastic razors. Shop for natural, low-plastic makeup.

The best makeup remover for the skin? Olive oil: economical, natural and effective.

# 9 Sustainable stationery. Buy refillable pens, pencil highlighters, wooden technical tools. Avoid buying plastic covers for notebooks and books and use notebooks made from recycled paper.

# 10 Don't use and don't buy plastic straws.

# 11 Buy local products, seasonal fruit and vegetables and organic and eco-sustainable food and drinks. Cut back on your meat intake. Prefer products not in single portions and with paper or glass packaging or reusable.

# 12 Enjoy ice cream pods to avoid wasting plastic or paper cups.

# 13 Reduce your fish intake.

# 14 Cut down on food waste.

# 15 Use reusable food containers.

# 16 Sustainable mobility. For short trips, use the bicycle otherwise, it is preferable to opt for public transport or to share your car with other users.

# 17 Cut down on smoking and take a portable ashtray with you.

# 18 Don't buy plastic dinnerware.

# 19 Buy wooden toys.

# 20 Use biodegradable products to wash the laundry.

# 21 Don't use the dryer.

# 22 Plant at least one tree every year.

# 23 Pick up the litter you find on the ground.

# 24 Choose renewable energy sources and reduce your electricity consumption.

# 25 Charge your mobile in aeroplane mode to recharge it in a short time.

# 26 Buy used clothing or items made from recycled materials.

# 27 Use sustainable, non-polluting, and non-impacting sunscreen on the reef.

# 28 Avoid printing train and plane tickets and use apps or email from a mobile device.

# 29 Schedule all your appointments on an online calendar to be consulted and updated on your device.

# 30 Buy and sell second-hand products.