[ As we celebrate World Earth Day on April 22nd 2021, Larry Walshe, founder of the UK’s first 100% plastic-free, sustainable, and ethical online florist, Bloom, shares his top eco-tips for living a more sustainable life. ]
Global climate change continues to have a noticeable effect on the environment and Brits are increasingly conscious of the impact their personal choices have on the planet. Consumers are increasingly on the hunt for direction from brands for sustainable living and Bloom are all for it!
Larry says: “The key to reducing your impact on the environment is to break it down into small, achievable steps, and build from there. It is quite amazing how much of an impact you can have by implementing a few new lifestyle choices and tactics.”
However, it is worth noting that living sustainably does not mean living without luxury – you can still do both, you just have to be a bit more mindful!
To help you get started and feel inspired, here are some steps that you can take in your home:
1. Invest In Houseplants
As we all know, houseplants and flowers improve air quality and help boost air circulation, so what better way is there to go green than adding more nature into your home for healthier living.
Bloom recommend Peace Lilies, Snake Plants, Devil’s Ivy, and Dwarf Date Palm plants for their premium air-purifying qualities and easy-care benefits but make sure you do your own research on the best places to put them in your home to ensure they stay healthy, as some plants prefer different levels of sunlight.
2. Reduce Your Energy Use
Make it a thing of the past to leave the lights on when not using a room. The small choice of turning off lights (and large appliances) when not in use, makes a huge impact – especially if everyone does it. Also, LED lighting is worth exploring as it is proven to last longer.
3. Reusable, Reusable, Reusable!
Let’s say it again for the people at the back – REUSABLE! Disposable culture has gone on for far too long. Try and find household items, especially the ones used daily, that you can use again and again instead of throwing away after first use.
This includes products like coffee cups, straws, water bottles, shopping bags, razors, cutlery – the list goes on for quite a while! Basically, there is an eco-friendly alternative to typical items that you use daily/often – you just have to research and find them.
Whatever you choose to do, just remember that a little goes a long way and that you don’t have to do it all straightaway. Go easy on yourself and take it slow or you may find it all a bit overwhelming – habits are best formed by building on them over time.
Read the full article by Bloom here.