If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to take better care of our environment and be mindful of our way of life. This might seem overwhelming, but don’t worry! We are guiding you to the New Year’s resolutions that can help you live a greener, more sustainable life. This is the second part of a two part series, please find the first part here.

  1. Find more ethical groceries

Research how you can switch to more ethical groceries. Whether it’s buying your vegetables at your local farmers market, switching to recycled paper, purchasing meat from a butcher who is happy to give you your meat in a reusable glass container, or switching from regular wrapping paper to brown paper: small changes have a big impact. As a general rule: Switch to products that can help you reduce your waste such as compostable, reusable, or recyclable products.

  1. Take recycling to the next level

Although reducing waste is by far the best you can do, sometimes waste cannot be avoided. Up your recycling game by joining some of our free recycling programmes and help your favourite charity.

And before you toss anything in the trash, research if you can’t recycle it somewhere. Maybe a recycling centre near you or through our zero waste boxes.

  1. Learn a new craft

One of the best things you can do to make things last is fix it or upcycle it. Learn a craft that can help you do so! It could be to learn how to sew, so you can make your own tote bags out of old t-shirts, knitting so you can easily fix your knitwear, or woodwork to upcycle or fix old furniture.

  1. Do more of what makes you happy

If you sit down and evaluate what truly makes you happy, I honestly doubt that it’s your possessions.  Most often it’s reading a good book, spending time with loved ones, or enjoying nature. So do more of that! Boost your endorphins with a walk in the woods, play a board game with your friends or family, and borrow a book in the library and get some you-time in 2018. You deserve it!

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