At HealthPost, we're passionate about helping others lead naturally healthy lives in every way possible. This year, we thought we would share some of our staff’s personal new year resolutions to help further contribute to a Better World in 2018.
There are many ways that you can contribute too – read on for 5 small changes you can make, that ultimately will make a big difference to our planet.
- Say No to Plastic Bags.
The 1.6 billion plastic bags that we use each year end up clogging landfills, littering communities and sadly also kill wildlife. Next time you do your grocery shop, take along your own eco-friendly, reusable bag instead. Mother Earth will thank you for it and your kitchen drawer will too.
- Use Eco-Friendly Water Bottles.
Like plastic bags, single use plastic water bottles pollute our environment and are a huge threat to marine wildlife. Some plastic water bottles also contain bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical which can enter our bloodstream and cause negative health effects. We suggest investing in a reusable, eco-friendly water bottle such as the Eco-Tanka, which is BPA free and made from food-grade stainless steel.
- Support Local Farmers.
Head down to your local farmers market on the weekend for your fruit and vege shop. Purchasing your produce directly from local farmers means fresher, higher quality food that hasn’t been sprayed or stored for days or even weeks. You’ll also be putting your dollar back into the local community, plus will gain trust knowing exactly where your food has come from.
- Start a Compost Bin.
By starting a compost bin, you can significantly reduce your waste and greenhouse gases. Composting will also provide you with a nutrient-rich soil conditioner to add to your garden, boosting the growth and health of your plants.
- Grow Your Own Food.
Growing your own food is not only satisfying, but it’s a great way to save money as well as get in a bit of gentle exercise. Getting kid’s involved is a great way to teach them where their food comes from as well as skills they will have for a lifetime.