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Support carbon reduction.

You can contribute by supporting projects which reduce carbon emissions with reforestation or renewable energy.

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Reflect on delivery.

Often times it's more sustainable to go into the store or restaurant or pick up the item or food yourself. You will avoid unnecessary packaging and potentially transportation emission from delivery. This depends obviously on distance and type of transportation you would use, since otherwise delivery can be actually more efficient, especially when the providers is running on electric mobility and multiple deliveries are carried.

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Spot greenwashed products.

Be cautious of labels like "environmentally friendly" or "100% natural" if there is no insights or information how it is archived. Also claims like "50% more recycled material" often don't reveal against what is compared. Spot them and dig deeper. In addition "CFC free" is not a achievement since it is banned since 20% years. Look for a seal or certification mark from a recognized, independent third party specializing in green claim. Also compare how sustainable the actual products is versus the packaging.

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Stop microfibers.

Most of the clothes we wear nowadays contain plastic and synthetic fibers. Each laundry wash bits of plastic (microfibers) can escape into the ocean which cause incredible damage. You can use the Cora ball or washing bags like "Guppyfriend" to help with that.

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Give old clothes a second life.

Reuse your old socks, t-shirts and fabrics as cleaning cloth at your home. Most cleaning cloth are made of microfiber, polyester or other polymers, which are very hard to the environment because they are super difficult to recycle and often impossible to biodegrade.

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Choose certified cotton.

Regular cotton needs pesticides to grow and is one of the most chemical-laden crops in the world. If you need to by clothes or bed sheets make sure you choose organic cotton. Consider also fair-trade labels (like Eco Cert) and see of chemicals like formaldehyde was used to avoid wrinkles during shipping. For even more impact by organic cotton in the shades in it#s natural colours like cream, pale green or light brown.

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Use dryer balls.

Dryer balls will fasten up the drying process, soften clothes and reduce static. But don't go the fabric ones as they are richer in toxin, last less and often one time use.