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5 Simple Ways to be More Sustainable This Spring

As we come up to Spring, it's important to think about how our habits affect the environment.

From Spring cleans to eating habits, everything we do this season has a big effect on the world around us.

Unfortunately, it can often cost a bit more to choose sustainable options- and that's difficult given the current cost of living crisis.

However, there are a few easy, budget-friendly ways for anyone to be more sustainable this Spring- including small but important individual actions.

In this blog post, I've put together 5 simple tips to be more sustainable in the new season!

1. Shop second-hand!

If you're putting a few new Spring and Summer outfits together for the new season, try shopping second-hand instead of buying brand-new clothes.

This might not always be possible, but visiting charity shops or sites such as Depop and Vinted can help you get great clothes at a discount- and all of these items are pre-loved.

You could even sell some of your old clothes on these sites to clear out your wardrobe, fresh for Spring.

Shop second-hand this Spring and stop fast fashion in its tracks!

2. Focus on one room at a time

If you want to be a bit more sustainable this Spring, try focusing on one room at a time.

Start with one of the rooms in your house, and think about a few ways you can make that room more sustainable. This is a great way to implement daily habits throughout your home.

For example, if you're starting with the bathroom, invest in a few sustainable skincare and haircare products. This could mean choosing soap bars to reduce your plastic use, or selecting a few vegan items.

You could find ways to create an eco-friendly kitchen or think about the items in your wardrobe.

3. Plant a few veggies

This Spring, why not plant a few veggies in your garden, or on your windowsill?

Creating new life is a great way to be a bit more sustainable for the new season.

Planting something that you can eat means you can reduce your plastic use, by growing your own vegetables instead of buying them from the shops.

If you have a good amount of garden space, this could even save you money- and gardening is great for your mental health.

4. Swap out your cleaning products

If you're doing a big Spring clean, swapping out your cleaning products is a great way to stay sustainable!

Choose natural products such as vinegar, water or baking soda whenever you can.

There are also a few non-toxic, sustainable cleaning products such as Bio washing up liquid that can help you clean your space, without affecting the environment.

You could also try a few simple swaps for your Spring clean this year. For example, try out compostable bin bags and reusable washing-up brushes instead of sponges- and don't forget to ditch disposable wipes, too.

Many of these swaps could end up saving you money in the long run, helping you invest in good-quality, durable products that last!

5. Try out a plant-based diet

As you may know by now, I am a vegan. Although animal welfare is super important to me- choosing a plant-based diet is also great for the environment.

Industrialised animal farming is terrible for the environment- and it actually accounts for 14.5% of manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

Spring is a great time to start a plant-based diet, and you can make the most of any delicious fruits and vegetables in season, too.

You don't have to swap over to a fully-vegan diet. You could simply choose a few vegan alternatives to your usual products or try out the diet for a month.

Do you have any tips to be more sustainable this Spring? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Sarah xoxoxo

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