HOW DO I BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE?
To help share the message of simple sustainability, we’ve put together 5 tips on how we can make conscious changes that empower us, our neighbours, and people worldwide.
1. EAT A PLANT-BASED MEAL EVERY DAY
A straightforward switch to plant milk in your porridge or veggie mince in your lasagne could make a massive difference to the health of our planet. Studies show that reducing our consumption of animal products has a positive environmental impact, so why not try incorporating more plants into your lifestyle? Oat milk coffee might be trendy, but this is a fad with serious environmental credentials.
But don’t worry, plant-based eating doesn’t have to be expensive. Try replacing your proteins with beans and legumes for an easy vegan swap that doesn’t break the bank. You can also try some zero-waste kitchen recipes, such as using carrot tops to make a delicious, earth-conscious pesto.
2. START A CAPSULE WARDROBE
Did you know that it’s recommended you only buy three new pieces of clothing per year? A capsule wardrobe is a fantastic tool when you’re looking to minimise your fashion footprint. The environmental impact of fast fashion is huge — the industry uses 1.5 trillion litres of water every year — and scaling down our consumption of clothing is a great way to reduce our carbon impact.
Not only is a capsule wardrobe an easy way to declutter your closet, but it also allows you to concentrate your resources and invest in clothes that will last you for years. True style goes beyond passing trends.
3. CHOOSE ETHICAL TRANSPORT
We all took part in walk-to-school days when we were children — but what about our daily commute as adults? With more and more inner-city transport strikes and the rise of remote working, it’s the perfect time to rethink how we travel to our offices and workplaces. If more of us took up cycling, roads would become safer and our overall community health will improve. Not to mention, less traffic on our roads would benefit our planet too. Research cycle paths in your local area — and don’t forget your helmet!
4. REDUCE YOUR HOUSEHOLD FOOD WASTE
Do you know the difference between BEST BEFORE and USE BY? With 1/3 of food produced globally wasted, sometimes before it reaches the supermarket, it's essential to know when food is genuinely inedible and when it's just past it's absolute best.
So far this year*, Flawsome! has saved 4,422,686 pieces of fruit. That's a heck of a lot of juice.
*From Jan-Sep 2022.
5. TRAVEL TO A CONSCIOUS HOLIDAY DESTINATION
If you’re already considering reducing your impact through sustainable transport, consider cutting back on your yearly flights. There are thousands of luxurious staycations available in your home country, from vegan retreats to surf holidays. The rise of the conscious travel destination has gone global and there’s never been a better time to try an eco-friendly resort, lodge or hotel abroad.
You can offset your flights or choose to travel by a less polluting route, such as by rail.
From exciting plant-based meals to adopting a capsule wardrobe, we hope these easy lifestyle changes help you feel more positive about the future of our planet.