12 ideas to take care of our environment

Pollution in the oceans, rivers, sewers, air, deforestation, fires, scarce reuse of packaging… All this generates a problem in the ecosystem that we have to put a stop to.

Here are 12 quick ideas to take care of the environment that you can do on your own, at home or with your family and friends.

  1. Find out more. One of the first and most essential steps is to inform yourself about the environmental problems that exist in your area of residence, in your country and on the planet in general. You can also visit the blog of
    for all the necessary information. Greenpeace, the UN and Ecoembes have been reporting on this issue for many years, so it never hurts to keep an eye on them to learn more!
  2. Cloth bags, a sustainable alternative. The best option to replace plastic bags. They are more durable, easier to store and are produced in a much more environmentally friendly way. Approximately every person uses about 180 plastic bags per year and the recycling process is very low, as it costs 100 times more to create a new bag than to recycle it. Fortunately, from 2021, the marketing of plastic bags will be banned in all establishments.
  3. Use bicycles and public transportation. A good way to reduce pollution, especially in large cities, is to opt for a less environmentally harmful means of transportation.
  4. Do not waste energy. Every time you leave the house, turn off all the lights and unplug electronic devices that are not going to be used; this energy is wasted and ends up harming both the environment and our pocket.
  5. Try to use non-plasticized products. Avoid plastic consumption as much as possible, and when unavoidable, recycle or reuse packaging.
  6. Supports ecotourism. If you are looking to relax and go to the mountains for the weekend, remember to be respectful of nature. Throw your waste in the appropriate garbage can, pick up everything you take with you and take the opportunity to be a little more eco-friendly. Surprise everyone with your bamboo cutlery set, they are biodegradable and 100% organic.
  7. Make your own soap and shampoo. You will reduce, considerably, the amount of plastic containers circulating in your home. Economically speaking, you will come out ahead, plus you can customize them with the aromas and textures you want.
  8. Trash collection on beaches. A very noble act that can be done both with your family and friends. You help reduce beach pollution and prevent some marine animals such as whales and dolphins from being harmed.
  9. Always eco-fashionable: opt for clothes made from organic cotton or recycled materials rather than buying clothes that come from petroleum.
  10. Recycle your toothbrushes. If you’re not yet a #Brushbooer and you’re still using your plastic toothbrush, don’t worry, it’s never too late to switch to bamboo! If you are already an expert and want to recycle your brush, here you will find how to do it quickly and easily.
  11. Give a second life to your belongings. Old pants as table mats or cushion covers; glass bottles as candle holders or to store vegetables… There are endless possibilities, use your creativity!
  12. Predica! After soaking up ideas and curiosities about how to take care of the environment, tell your acquaintances about all the benefits it brings.

Don’t be overwhelmed if you can’t do all the tips or if you can only do them once in a while, helping the planet takes time, but together we can do it!

Now that you know some tips to be more environmentally friendly, are you ready to put them into practice?


Let’s go for it!