As beautiful and shimmery as glitter is, most glitter is made from plastic. Our ocean is being polluted by over 8.3 million tons of plastic a year, and while a portion of this does come from infamous plastic water bottles and plastic straws, a majority of the pollution is in the form of microplastics. As we continue on our journeys to live more sustainable lifestyles, it’s important to learn about the sneaky plastics lurking in everyday products, and it’s even more vital that we make conscious purchases moving forward.
Our planet is a precious place. A quote I read recently said that we didn’t inherit our planet from past generations, we borrowed it from future generations. This means we should do what we can, even if it seems small, to reflect that. Here are four ways to spice up your home by reusing materials and reducing waste.
Every single action, whether it be buying a vegan lipstick or investing in solar panels, contributes to sustaining a better world. I believe it is more important to simply be mindful and intentional as you go through actions in your everyday life and interact with the world. Keeping these three guiding principles in mind will help you to make everyday decisions that are inherently good for you and good for the planet, allowing you to embrace sustainable, mindful living.