2022 is here: 7 green New Year’s resolutions to protect the planet
2022 is a crucial year to protect the fragile planet we are living on and if we can adapt to live more sustainably day to day, this will make a huge difference.
Here are some realistic changes you can make in your life, to help make 2022 the greenest year yet.
- Attempt to go plastic-free
Plastic is so last year. Each year around 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean. Middle East is responsible for one fifth of plastic production but in 2016 only 30 per cent of plastic waste was recovered.
With more and more plastic-free alternatives popping up on the market, you are blessed with a multitude of choices when switching out your products.
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- Use a reusable water bottle
You’ve probably heard this before. But plastic bottles are still being sold in shops, with 46 billion of them bought in the Middle East each year.
2022 is the year we should try to reduce that number significantly. With so many funky alternatives to choose from on the market, you can be sure to look cool and help the environment at the same time.
Try the one from ReThynk
- Shower less
You may love a long, indulgent shower in the morning, but did you know that the process wastes a huge amount of water?
For example, the largest use for water in UAE households is the shower. Cutting the time you spend in the bathroom will help the environment and also save you some money.
Simply spending one less minute in the shower can help save 2,400 litres of water (which is 40 kg of CO2 per person).
If you find that time flies by when you’re having a soak, think about investing in this quirky waterpebble which can help remind you when it’s time to wrap up!
- Shop second-hand
The fashion industry is estimated to be responsible for 10 per cent of carbon emissions globally.
And with more voices calling out the wasteful and unethical fast fashion supply chain, this is the year to try and only buy second-hand clothes.
By choosing to shop sustainably you will help reduce waste, pollution, energy and save yourself money.
- Fly less
We all know it: flying as usual just isn’t compatible with a secure climate. One study from Lund University found that avoiding just one transatlantic flight saves eight times more greenhouse gas emissions in a year than recycling.
Short-haul flights are problematic too, and often unnecessary with the speed of rail travel these days. Staying grounded will look different for different people, and isn’t always possible for those in remote locations, or with family half a world away.
But cutting down your aviation emissions goes a long way. You’ll discover some amazing places en route, and travel companies who share your commitment.
6. Switch to concentrates & superconcentrates in your cleaning products by DUTYBOX.
As a sustainable brand we also support the greener lifestyle with non-toxic biodegradable cleaning products, reusable bottles and concentrated refills!
Lets make 2022 as green as possible together!