It’s almost every day that some news about wildfires, extinction of species, or the devastating effects of climate change breaks the internet. As the world advanced, new challenges were birthed that continued damaging the world, leading to the adverse effects of climate change now beckoning total global destruction.
What Can We Do?
Many scientists believe that there’s still time to reverse the damage through sustainable living. This includes using biodegradable material, less use of plastic, recycling waste, planting trees, and much more. However, it’s not that simple for people to completely change their lifestyle in the span of a few days, but small changes can be made to support the cause of sustainable living.
Since sustainability is a relatively new topic, quite a few myths are surrounding the concept. This misinformation is harmful to the cause and can deter you from continuing a sustainable lifestyle.
Myths That Need to Be Addressed
Premium items and luxury brands are not sustainable
Many people live under the impression that luxury brands focus on marketing more than ethics or green values. One might agree with the idea that premium products are pretty much based on the outlook of the product, and then the price also reflects that idea. However, the truth is that since premium products are relatively more expensive, they have the ability to focus on hiring local experts and investing in sustainable material.
Products that focus on sustainability are more expensive
This is true when looking at it from one angle but, many people miss out on the idea behind the product. The item that you purchase might be expensive, but it is created to be recycled and reused down the line. Some stores allow you to buy daily use items without unnecessary packaging, helping you to create little to no waste, and cutting out the price of packaging.
You have to be perfect at sustainability
No, you don’t. If you are unable to recycle everything you have purchased, that doesn’t mean you have failed at sustainable living. It means that you are playing a part in making the world better. Right now, the ecosystem does not need few people doing sustainability perfectly, it needs a lot of people pursuing sustainability even if it’s imperfect.
There are so many choices one person makes daily. Starting with one habit a day, you can too can carry out a sustainable lifestyle.