Seven easy ways you can be an amazing eco-warrior

Are you after a little inspiration to do better in the world? I got you! Below are some great ideas that are easy to implement into your day to day life to make you the ultimate eco warrior!

At work/

Want to do good at work for the environment? Check out the below easy-to-implement list of goodies!

1. Takeaway container/
This is one of the easiest things you can do, and is so effective not only for feeling better about the environment but for spreading awareness. I have a little lunch box I keep on my desk at work and grab when I go buy sushi / takeaways at lunchtime. Every time I grab sushi I get nods and smiles from the staff and other people there to buy lunch.

Frank Green reusable cups

2. Reusable coffee cup/
Keeping one of these bad boys at work is great for when you pop out at morning tea to grab your morning pick-me-up! We have a coffee machine at work which uses pods that we recycle. I have a reusable coffee cup at home for my coffee that I take with me on the go!

Frank Green reusable cups are stylish and award-winning. They can easily be used with one hand and are stain and odour resistant. Check Frank Green out on Mighty Ape.

On the go/

Here are a bunch of goodies that are great for your handbag or car. They’ll help you save the world, a little bit at a time.

Munch reusable straws

3. Reusable straws/
I’m yet to buy some straws for myself but these ones look great. I think having one that you can keep in your bag without it getting filthy is great, as well as one that’s easy to clean. 

My favourites are these Munch reusable straws that have a curve in them, and remember to get yourself a straw brush to clean them easily with!!

Reusable straws are obviously great for at home, but when you are out and about the best thing you can do is ask for no straw at all

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4. Water bottle/
This might seem obvious. I use a reusable water bottle every day, I use it to/from and while I’m at work.  When I get home I keep it in the car so I always have water I can reach for. My one is from Tupperware, which is free from nasties.

Boomerang Bags

5. Reusable shopping bags/
If you live in NZ it’s likely that you know all about reusable bags. Most supermarkets are urging people to stop using the plastic bags they provide (or in some cases don’t provide!) and use reusable bags. 

Personally, I’m a huge fan of this and keep heaps of reusable bags in the back of my car for easy remembering!

Boomerang bags, pictured above, is a grassroots, community-driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. All of their bags are made by local volunteers, using recycled materials!

At home/

These are a few easy things you can do at home to be a wonderful eco warrior!

6. Turn off items at the wall
When I first started dating my partner I thought this was the weirdest thing, but it truly makes a difference. We turn off the TV, PlayStation and the oven every night. This is part to save power and part just in case there is a power cut or surge overnight. Items that have an idle light (like TVs and ovens) are an easy turn off each night and turn on when you need them – plus it’ll save you some cents!

7. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
This was drummed into me as a kid growing up in New Zealand and I try my best to follow it even now. We recycle as much as possible at home, I try to reuse where I can, cling wrap and foil are a good place to start. Reduce is probably the hardest one for us but it’s always front of mind – when I can I go straight to vege shops to get fruit and veges for the week so I’m buying just enough and if I don’t need a bag I don’t take one (paper or plastic). Overall, if you’re following the above six rules I imagine that Reducing, Reusing and Recycling will come to you naturally!

What else do you do to save the world a little bit at a time?

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