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6) Cloth Diapers
- Cloth diapers are safe
Just like sanitary napkins, diapers too, have multiple layers of plastic mixed with absorbent gels and artificial fragrances. Though the diaper is easy and quick to wrap around toddlers, it is not entirely safe.
Besides, tonnes of diapers are responsible for plastic pollution and environmental degradation.
Using soft and safe reusable diapers for infants are economical and machine washable. Depending on the company, the diapers can be used multiple times.
You can buy plastic-free diapers here.
7) Save Water And Your Bill
- Save Water.
Close to 360 million liters of water is wasted every day in Bengaluru, a city that is expected to face ‘Zero Day’ in the future.
But, this wastage can be eliminated easily with simple steps.
It may take some time to change habits and to make the process more comfortable there are multiple products or services available in the market. For example, water aerators are a one-stop solution to the problem of running taps. Aerators, once fitted inside a valve, can save nearly 35-40 percent of water per minute when compared to regular taps.
You can also install water-saving shower heads to cut down 80 per cent of your water usage and reduce energy consumption.
Save water by installing smart and cost-effective solutions. Buy them here.
8) Make A Sustainable Style Statement
- Follow sustainable fashion
From t-shirts, tank tops, joggers to shorts, the fashion industry has already taken a step towards sustainability by using bamboo fibre.
The environmental impact of using cotton or polyester is grave. While cotton demands vast quantities of water to grow, polyester is a thermoplastic polymer made from coal and petroleum. Bamboo uses one-third the water cotton needs and also helps absorb more carbon dioxide.
Do your sustainable shopping here.
9) Consume Millets, A Grain That Has Environment & Health Benefits
- Millets are healthy and environment friendly
There are very few things in life that make for a versatile product and millets are one of them. Ranging from environmental to health, the benefits the humble grain offers are multiple.
Millets are nutritionally and ecologically superior and they can grow in poor soil with low irrigation and zero chemical inputs. Consuming millets can also help save water as against the requirement of 5,000 liters of water to grow one kilogram of rice, millets need hardly 250-300 liters, Prabhakar of the All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Small Millets tells The Hindu Business Line.
From baby porridge, noodles to gluten-free flour, here’s where you can buy millet products.
10) Stationery That Believes In Saving Environment
- Use recycled stationary
Did you know one-tonne recycled paper saves 17 trees and over two cubic meters of landfill space? Besides, a recycled paper is made using only 25 percent of electrical power and one-third of the thermal energy as compared to a new one.
Pens made from plastic are also major plastic polluters. According to NDTV, more than one and a half crore pens are discarded every month in Kerala alone. Guess the massive amount of pens that is dumped in every state of India!
You can simply switch to beautifully hand-crafted pens made out of natural and eco-friendly bamboo.