23 Apr 2021 • 2mins • Yolt

5 ways to be sustainable on a budget

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How to be sustainable on a budget

Looking to greenify your lifestyle, while saving money? Here’s five ways to get started.

1. Ditch the meal deals

How much plastic packaging comes with your supermarket meal deal? A lot, right? Prepping your lunches ahead of time won’t just save on plastic packaging, it’ll also save you a lotta dosh. Set an hour aside this Sunday, and see how much better off your wallet is at the end of the week.

2. Give up bottled water

Water is water – so why pay for it? If you don’t like the taste of tap water, even that one-off cost of a filter can be quickly recovered from what you’ve been splashing out on bottled H2O.

3. Travel smarter

How many of your car journeys could be replaced by a quick walk or a bike ride? It’s free, carbon-neutral AND you’ll be getting a great workout.

4. Switch to renewable energy

How long have you been on your current energy plan? Switching to renewable energy over fossil fuels is one of the best ways you can be more sustainable – and it’s not usually any more expensive. In fact, if you haven’t upgraded in a while, you may even get a cheaper deal.

5. Reassess want vs. need

With one-click purchasing and same-day delivery at your fingertips, it can be all too easy to splash out on a passing fancy. Take a moment at the virtual checkout to pause and assess want vs need. You’ll save money, reduce your personal waste and even cut your carbon footprint by reducing expedited shipping.