5 ways to be even more eco-friendly in 2022
If you’re aiming to be more eco-friendly in 2022, you’re not alone. A survey of over 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by GoCompare, found that being more environmentally friendly was one of this year’s most popular new year’s resolutions. However, data from YouGov found, of those who made resolutions, around a quarter failed to keep any of them (23%).
Being more eco-friendly in 2022 doesn’t have to be a big commitment. It only takes a few small changes to reduce your impact on the environment:
Practice meat-free Monday
The prospect of going vegetarian, or vegan, full time might be a daunting one, but how about meat-free Monday? An easy way to do something for the planet is to have one plant-based day a week.
Reducing your meat consumption one day a week has benefits for the health of our planet and your own health. For example, skipping just one serving of beef one day a week for a year saves the equivalent emissions of driving 348 miles in a car.
For some tasty, veggie and vegan recipes, head over to the meat-free Mondays website.
Invest in a reusable bag
Plastic bags have a lasting effect on the environment. They can take anywhere from 15 years to 1,000 years to decompose and cause harm to wildlife around the country.
Using an eco-friendly bag made from biodegradable materials is an easy swap that will cut down your plastic waste.
Switch to a reusable water bottle
Instead of buying a plastic bottle of water from the supermarket every time you’re thirsty, why not invest in a reusable bottle?
Over 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the ocean each year. Scientists predict that by 2050 they will contain more plastic by weight than fish. By switching to a reusable bottle, the average Brit can save around 150 single-use plastic bottles from use every year.
Our favourite reusable bottle is from Moon Bottles, which also plant five trees for every bottle purchased!
Turn electrical appliances off when they’re not being used
This may seem like an obvious one but, it’s one of the easiest changes to make. Leaving appliances running is a huge waste of energy that can be avoided so easily.
Set reminders on your phone to turn off your plugs when you leave for work in the morning and before you go to bed.
Switch to recycled/reusable products
Maybe the easiest change of all – switching your usual groceries out for eco alternatives! Next time you’re doing your weekly grocery shop, why not see what products you can swap out for a more eco-friendly option?
Waitrose, Booths and Ocado shoppers can make an easy swap with their toilet roll by picking up Feel Good! Unlike other supermarket toilet paper brands, Feel Good is made of 100% recycled materials and comes in an easily recycled paper wrapper!