Sustainable living has never been more in vogue. From climate change, to vegetarianism, to single-use plastics, it can be difficult to know where to begin if you’re interested in creating a lifestyle that’s a little kinder to the environment.
The good news, however, is that you can make a big difference by making even the most minor changes. Whether it’s taking a reusable coffee cup to a café, or simply leaving the car at home, there are plenty of subtle changes anyone can adopt to make their lifestyle that bit more sustainable.
Following the launch of our partnership with TerraCycle, we want you to feel inspired to make sustainable changes to improve your own wellbeing and the world around you. So, here are a few small steps you can start with:
Avoid Food Waste
A good step towards being more sustainable is to plan your meals for the week before going food shopping. This way you’ll only buy the ingredients you need. A win for the environment, and a win for your wallet.
Food can so easily end up going to waste when it’s past its use-by date, but there are a few ways you can prevent this:
- Get creative with your fridge drawer – make sure you know what’s about to go off so you can throw it in a soup or a stir fry
- Get a compost bin – veg peelings can go in a composter to be turned into fertiliser that’s great for your garden
- Use your freezer – take the time to learn what you can freeze so you can save leftovers for another day
It’s also a good idea to take your own bags when you’re shopping, as well as a few containers. This means you’ll be able to buy loose fruit and veg without ending up with excess plastic waste from unnecessary packaging, and you’ll avoid the charge for a plastic bag too.
Ditch the Car
Try to get into the habit of only driving when you need to. Taking public transport is not just a more sustainable way to travel, but it’s also a good way to give your mind a break.
Forget the intense concentration that’s needed when you’re behind the wheel and take some time out to read a book or listen to a podcast instead.
If you can, walk or cycle to work instead, and build some more exercise into your daily routine, meaning you’ll have more time to yourself outside of work and your commute.
Be Mindful of Fast Fashion
Fast fashion might be everywhere, but its carbon footprint can be huge – especially when you’re ordering several sizes or styles and returning some – and these garments aren’t always made in the most ethical way.
Instead, spend more on classic investment pieces that you’ll return to year after year.
The way that you can dress can massively impact the way you feel, so allow yourself to feel like the best man you can be and treat yourself to a few well-tailored shirts over a pile of cheap t-shirts, every time. Find out more about how to get more out of your wardrobe.
Recycle More…Even Your Razors
It’s easy to make recycling everything that you can second nature, but there are a few items that can’t usually go in the average recycling bin. For a long time, razor blades have been one example.
This is why we’re so delighted to announce our new partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle to allow you to recycle your old razors and blades for the very first time, meaning you can be more sustainable in your lifestyle than ever before.
How Does it Work?
All you need to do is head to our Gillette razor blade recycling page, where you can fill out your details to receive a special freepost envelope. Put your used razors and blades inside, and we’ll sort the rest with TerraCycle.
Can You Recycle Disposable Razors?
Yes, you can even recycle disposable razors through the TerraCycle scheme!
You can also recycle razors, blades and disposable razors from other brands, so you can include your partner’s used razors in your envelope too.
Discover more about our partnership with TerraCycle.