What does it mean to live green?
Whether or not we’re aware of it, our consumption habits have some sort of effect on the environment. From buying a coffee in a plastic take-out cup to driving your car, every action we take has a reaction – an impact. Whilst not all of these “impacts” are necessarily negative, many of them can be. For example, between 5 million to 13 million tonnes of plastic from human consumption enters our oceans every year. As plastic takes up to 1000 years to decompose, this leaves our waterways contaminated and sea creatures vulnerable. If left unchanged, such habits may end up taking a toll on earth and the inhabitants of this space, including you and me.
Green living is the practice of taking conscious steps to adopt a more sustainable consumption behaviour that reduces the environmental footprint we leave behind. By changing our individual habits to create a lifestyle that works with nature, instead of against it, the collective effort will contribute towards protecting the Earth’s natural resources and habitats.
There’s a common misconception that living green is expensive and inconvenient, but that’s just not true. At The Kommon Goods, we hope to provide you with relevant content that shows you how simple this can be so you can start your journey of sustainability!