5 Green Resolutions for 2023
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to make a positive change. Let’s make 2023 the year for green resolutions. With internet hacks, online resources, and environmentally-conscious brands, it’s easier than ever to be eco-friendly. To make 2023 the greenest year so far, here at 5 sustainable New Year’s resolutions to add to the list.
1. Make Your Own Compost
Composting is a great way to limit food waste in your home. Even the most efficient home will have some food waste. Egg shells, orange peels, and the other odds and ends of fruits and vegetables all end up in the garbage. You might be surprised to learn how many environmental benefits there are to composting. A compost pile can remove as much as 30% of household waste from the garbage, reducing landfill waste and unnecessary carbon emissions. It’s also a great way to create an organic, chemical-free fertilizer for flower beds and lawns.
2. Say Goodbye to Single-Use Plastic Bags
The environmental impact from single-use plastic bags is startling. In 2020, around 73 million Americans used an average of 4 sandwich bags in the course of one week. That’s 292 million bags in just 7 days. If you’re looking to reduce your plastic waste and carbon footprint, you can nix the plastic storage bags. There are lots of environmentally-friendly alternatives. You can store those leftover veggies in a container, mason jar, or reusable bag. If you’re shooting for a plastic-free kitchen, you can also use beeswax wraps to keep your food fresh.
3. Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle
Sustainability starts at home. During 2023, try to repurpose, reuse, and recycle as much as you can. It’s not just a great way to stay green—repurposing and reusing can help you save money. Here’s a short list of small changes to make your home more sustainable:
- Keep old newspapers. Newspapers can be reused in many ways. Alongside an effective cleanser, newspaper sheets can leave your windows with a streak-free shine.
- Cut up old sheets and towels into usable wash rags. Giving old materials a second life reduces waste while saving you money.
- Reuse plastic bottles and glass jars as storage in your kitchen and laundry room (and pretty much everywhere else). Glass jars and plastic water bottles are ideal for holding dry goods, homemade salad dressings, and more. It’s a sustainable way to store while reducing plastic waste.
- Get a recycle bin at home for the stuff that can’t be repurposed or reused. If you’re not able to use it, it’s good to get in the habit of recycling waste from bottled water, milk jugs, pizza boxes, soda cans, and anything else that can be recycled.
4. Switch to Charlie’s Soap for Green Laundry
Like you, Charlie’s Soap is dedicated to the environment. While regular detergents are stuffed full of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and optical whiteners (which are as bad for you as they are for the planet), Charlie’s Soap laundry solutions keep it simple. Our formulas are natural, plant-based, and powerful.
Charlie’s Soap laundry detergents can also help reduce your energy bill. They’re designed to work well in cold water and HE washers, making them energy efficient. Without any of the added perfumes, damaging chemicals, and surfactants, Charlie’s Soap laundry solutions can even extend the life of your clothes. Charlie’s Soap has what you need, whether you’re looking for a new powder detergent, a powerful stain pretreatment, or a hard water solution. Better for the planet and better for you. We call that a win/win.
5. Use Charlie’s Household Cleaners
Our eco-friendly cleaning solutions don’t stop at laundry. We offer cleaning products to handle every mess. Between our Kitchen & Bath and Indoor & Outdoor household cleaners, Charlie’s can help you clean stovetops, tubs, tiles, grills, carpets, windows, walls—the list goes on. For green cleaning in 2023, Charlie’s Soap is the way to go. We’re all about giving you a no-fuss, environmentally-friendly clean, for life.
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