Sustainable Living During COVID-19

Sustainable Living During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has quite a lot of effects on our daily lives and even lifestyles.  The restrictions, quarantine and lockdowns, and changes in the behaviour patterns that arise provide a chance to reconsider making sustainable decisions. With all of the pollution, wastes from single-use masks and plastics, it might be challenging to envision a more environmentally friendly way of life. There are, however, tiny steps that you can do right now to help you, your family, and your business enjoy a happier and healthier life in the long run. To reduce some of the worries, we listed some ideas for living sustainably during the pandemic. 

Avoid Pandemic Waste

Disinfection and the use of masks are everyone's priorities nowadays. Unfortunately, most masks and antibacterial wipes are primarily manufactured and packed in plastic and then thrown away after a single-use. According to studies, the virus may live on fabric for one day and plastics for six, which means disposable goods are not necessarily safer than reusable ones. It's time to switch to reusable masks and disinfectants that are better for you and the environment. You may opt to use a package-free soap and follow the 20-second rule to keep your hands clean. 

Consider Greener Energy Consumption

You don't have to give up your existing car in exchange for a new hybrid vehicle! If you're in the market for a new automobile, opt for a fuel-efficient model to save you big bucks in gas money while also reducing your carbon impact. Walking and biking can be your alternative mode of transportation if your destination is not that far.

Personal appliances are also the first way of resolving the world's energy crisis. So when purchasing one, get those with energy-saver. Consider switching to solar power, too. It will not only save you money, but it will also help to save the environment.

Shop and Eat Local

Sustainably produced goods such as paper cups, plates, and forks

Our economy has been faltering over the last year, and most small businesses are bearing the brunt. It is now more crucial than ever to help the local businesses and those businesses who aim for sustainability. It's not just about what you buy, but also about how you can achieve green living while supporting them. For example, in Singapore, Gogoprint provides online printing services with eco-friendly solutions. If you have a business and plan to do name card printing and other eco-friendly prints, consider working online with Gogoprint.

It's time to say farewell to fast-fashion giants. You may also donate old clothing or reuse it for a new purpose. To empower SMEs, you can directly buy fresh produce from your local market for them to thrive.

Conclusion

When it comes to our sustainability aspirations in this new normal, we all need a little guidance. Remember that doing the best you can is enough. These suggestions will help you have greener contributions, but always prioritise yourself, your community, and humanity.

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