This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tetra Pak. All opinions are 100% mine.
The other day, I shared several easy and cost effective ways to go green – from saving energy in your home to more efficient modes of transportation. However, even though it was in honor of the recent Earth Day, sustainability and the need to green your routine is important all throughout the year. I’ve recently partnered with Tetra Pak to highlight their cartons, which are a great alternative to plastic and are a perfect addition for those who focus on convenience, environmentally-friendliness and have an on-the-go lifestyle.
From boxed waters to broths to my favorite – Bulletproof coffee, Tetra Pak cartons offer a variety of products we use on a daily basis. The cartons are made of renewable materials from sustainable sourcing, helping to protect natural resources and reduce climate impact. 100% of the paperboard in Tetra Pak cartons is Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certified; which means that all of it can be traced back to responsibly managed forests. These cartons, as well as the straw and caps, are recyclable and can be turned into tissue, paper products, and green building materials. Best of all, Tetra Pak’s paperboard packaging are BPA-free and doesn’t require preservatives or additives to maintain long shelf life. Really, these Tetra Pak cartons do way more than just protect our food and food sources, but also our environment, our natural resources, and our shared future. So, in honor of Earth Month, I’m sharing a list of other ways you can green your routine without jeopardizing quality, durability, convenience and the future of our planet:
25 Ways to Go Green All Year Long
- Plant a small garden in your backyard or a nearby shared garden
- Eat and shop locally
- Implement a natural diet for your family
- Turn the water faucet off when it’s not essential
- Explore environmental volunteer opportunities (or careers!)
- Unplug electronics when not in use.
- Get reusable grocery bags
- Buy used wherever possible
- Donate items you no longer need
- Switch to energy efficient appliances in your home
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Use natural household cleaners
- Carpool or use public transportation when you can
- Plant a tree
- Go paperless
- Consider an hybrid or electric vehicle
- Commit to buying eco-friendly products for your home and lifestyle
- Start a community recycling program
- Switch to energy efficient lightbulbs
- Use rags instead of paper towels
- Use earth friendly soaps (they break down and are better for septic tanks)
- If you have pets, use a natural flea repellent instead of flea collars for less toxins
- Take shorter showers or avoid letting the shower run before entering
- Check for leaky faucets around the home
- and finally…make this initiative just as important to your family so they can do the same.
Just because Earth Day is over, there’s no reason you couldn’t – or shouldn’t – incorporate these environmentally-friendly habits into your daily habits. Start with saying good bye to plastics and opting for snacks and food ingredients that utilize Tetra Pak packaging and just see for yourself how simple and convenient it can be to green your routine!