Updated: Mar 26, 2019
We at Enjoymeant are busy getting things off the ground, and are looking forward to an exciting 2019! A new year is when we traditionally set new resolutions for ourselves, try to change our habits, or set our minds on trying something new, something out of our comfort zone. No matter what your goals are- personally or professionally- take this time to see how you could make them a little more green. Here are some simple ways you can do your bit to make the planet a bit happier:
Single use product alternatives
If it's single use (think plastic and paper grocery bags, straws, disposable plates, cups, spoons, plastic snack and sandwich bags, coffee pods, unnecessary packaging), it's probably not worth buying and using. Yes, it's convenient, but it comes at a huge environmental cost. This is our #1 priority for 2019, and it should be yours too!
Face the facts: We buy about 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute in total. Only about 23% of plastic bottles are recycled within the U.S. Humans use half a million straws every day, a lot of them go into the oceans and into marine animals. A whopping 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags annually. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century!
If there's one change you are thinking of making in 2019, this is it.
Refuse and reuse
The ultimate dream is to live in a circular economy where nothing goes into the landfill. It's all about creating, using and reusing products that are made with sustainable material. This dream is unfortunately a long way off. Until we achieve this dream, take a moment to think about the four Rs: Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle. Your green journey should start with Refusing, not with Recycling. Refusing is the first and most impo