Green Living Guide
Your ultimate resource for every question you have about living more gently on our planet!
At Biome we encourage you to think about all the aspects of an item's production, use and disposal. Look under "Where to Start?" for plenty of topics to help you with this. Living more sustainably has a number of facets that are all inter-twined! Some people prioritise the environment, others the ethical and social aspects, and of course we are all concerned about the effect on our health from toxins and pollution. A more simple lifestyle that "gets back to basics" offers solutions that cut across all these areas.
Our guide links you to many resources on the Biome website where you can read more about your topic of interest.
Where to Start
What ingredients are used and are they safe?
How long will it last?
How do I go completely waste free?
How do I make my bathroom plastic free?
How do I make my laundry plastic free?
How do I make my home greener?
How do I eat more sustainably?
How do I eat more ethically?
How do I eat for my own wellbeing?
Simple Living: Back to Basics
Easy First Steps
Take small steps each day and the momentum will build.
Reduce what you send to landfill: focusing on this will guide so many choices (start composting, choose food with the least packaging, recycle, and consume less in the first place). See more about this with the 5 R's down below.
Gift eco: use gift occassions to show your love for the person and planet
The 5 R's of sustainability
We are so often asked, where do I start? The 5 R's are a great tool to help us be more mindful of our environmental impact and in particular to ultimately reduce the waste of resources and money (with credit to Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home). Whenever you choose to purchase or throw away something, apply the 5 R's to help you think through the impact of that item and where it will end up. Learn more about the 5 R's here.
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