These are times when uncertainty encompasses everything. Uncertain moments in which we have become aware of the world in which we live and in which we have begun to worry about those things that we can control. One of them is how we live, a question that more and more people ask themselves every day who start a search for a more sustainable life to enjoy while taking care of the environment.
This more conscious rhythm of life also involves incorporating a series of daily practices related to our way of consuming that can be of great help. Small gestures that can make a difference and that, for us, do not involve overexertion can be incorporated into our daily lives in places like the bathroom or the kitchen. Below, we have collected those habits that can help us:
Although it seems like a common thing that we should know, sometimes we waste more water than we think. The kitchen or the bathroom are the rooms where this expense increases, sometimes without even realizing it: washing dishes, cleaning, showers, bathrooms …
To avoid this waste, some systems encourage the reuse of water. And no, we are not just talking about reusing the cooking water for other uses. Buying a dishwasher, taps that control the temperature, or cisterns with a water regulator or integrated washbasin and toilet systems, which reject water, can be a solution when it comes to reducing this consumption.
The art of ordering
Marie Kondo already said the best way to achieve absolute order is to get rid of what we do not need. And yes, this philosophy is also transferable to our home to consume more responsibly. Putting order in the cabinets and drawers will help us free up space and, in turn, get rid of the superfluous and keep only the essentials. This order can also be a good way to renew old elements for more durable or higher quality ones.
Replace the plastic with reusable glass or textile, use auxiliary storage tools in wood, fibers, or durable and natural elements that are more sustainable.
In coalition with greater order, there is the habit of recycling. Assume this task as a habit in our lives, since many doubts still arise as to how to make one from the garbage can. Reducing waste is an essential first step, but recycling correctly is just as important.
For this, it is essential to have garbage cans where you can clearly differentiate the compartments where you can dispose of waste without it being transferred. Not only will it help us to gain space in the kitchen, but it will also help us to recycle better and with total discretion.
Buy local and in bulk
Not only will it help us with more responsible consumption, but it will also be a fairer consumption. It is proven that the purchase of local products reduces the ecological impact: giving priority to local commerce also means making sure to consume better quality food with a reduced carbon footprint, valuing the work of smaller producers, and contributing to the operation of this local economy.
A transition to a more reasoned and reasonable consumption where a small gesture has a great impact on the world and helps us avoid waste and excessive consumption. If we also use glass jars or reusable bags for this purchase, we will be promoting this conscious and more sustainable use, avoiding plastic containers.