Going green can sometimes seem a little tricky and intimidating because very often, the words “affordable” and “sustainability” are pitted against one another.
Many of us have probably been in a situation where we had two options – a sustainable option and a cheaper option – and we had no choice but to decide between the two. And that’s not a great feeling when we’re trying our best to be more conscious of our choices, right?
The good news is that we don’t always have to decide between going greener or going cheaper and achieving both at the same time is actually possible. From personal care to ways to make your homes green - we’ve taken a deeper look at different aspects of everyday life and put together this series of tips on achieving a sustainable lifestyle without burning a hole in our wallets!
Make Thrifting Your New Best Friend
Buying preloved and second-hand items prevents clothing from going to waste and ending up in landfills when they could easily end up in someone’s closet instead! Not to mention, secondhand clothing articles are often cheaper and are built to last, provided they’re given a fair chance. Also, there’s nothing like the joy of thrifting and finding one-of-a-kind, unique items that we probably won’t be able to find at regular stores.
Repair, Don’t Replace
It’s easy to fall into the temptation of new items and it happens to the best of us – but doing so impacts the environment and our wallets, both.
Let’s not throw away items that we already have. Instead, let’s find ways to use them up before discarding them completely. Whether it’s through up-cycling, repurposing or recycling – chances are that most of the products that we do away with can be repaired or put to better use. Another simple way of doing that is sharing products that may not work for us with people who’ll be able to make better use out of them. This is a great way to potentially help someone out while also avoiding contributing to landfills.
Be Mindful Around the House
It really is as simple as listening to that dad voice in our heads – turn off the lights when you leave a room, unplug appliances when not in use, and take shorter showers! Other than these simple tips, a fun way of going leaner on the environment and our wallets is also DIY. If we pay attention, most of the things that we might want to throw out can actually be DIYed into super cool things – for example, for any glass bottles we may have lying around the house, we can simply fill them up with water, put in some plants and voila! We have ourselves a cute planter! We just need to think a little creatively and if we can’t, we always have Pinterest to the rescue!
Choose Brands That Give You Affordable Green Options
Going back to what we said in the start, we often think that anything eco-friendly will most likely be expensive. Good news is that this isn’t always the case; there are brands in the market that provide affordable eco-friendly options. At Good Karma, we're breaking the myth that shopping sustainably is expensive. Through research and development of our Fibre Revive Technology, Good Karma tissues are affordable and accessible to all.
We’re committed to bringing you a range of eco-friendly paper tissues that are affordable without compromising on their quality. We keep it pretty simple – why choose one when you can have both? With help from brands like us – say goodbye to having to choose between a more sustainable and a cheaper option and say hello to getting both, without sacrificing on the other.
Green living doesn’t have to be a luxury – there are a ton of ways to live a conscious lifestyle without splurging, and hopefully these few will help put things into perspective. Let’s take a look at the way we currently do things and see if we can switch up a few things to easily put these concepts into play.
Here’s to challenging myths, adopting greener habits and committing to making a change!