“Restore our Earth”, the Earth Day theme for 2021 calls for everyone to work together and make our planet cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. We have already seen the devastating effects of climate change and it’s only going to get worse if we don’t start making lifestyle changes. It doesn’t have to be drastic, you can start to live and shop green by making eco-friendly choices in the products you buy. Here are some small ways on how we can contribute to a greener and cleaner planet through our shopping choices.
Use eco-bags. Single-use plastic is the biggest cause of pollution on the planet. This is why some LGUs have banned or at least imposed tariffs on the use of plastic bags. You can help reduce pollution by simply using eco-bags when you shop.
Choose eco-friendly products. These are products that are produced, used, and disposed without harming the environment. Unfortunately, it can be a challenge to find products with 0 impact on the environment in shopping aisles. The next best thing that we can do is shop for those with the least impact on the environment. Examples of these are products made from natural ingredients, sustainably sourced, and produced responsibly. There are well-known brands that have taken steps towards environmental sustainability to help you live and shop green today.
Start switching to green alternatives now. Some of us already have trusted brands or products that we patronize and may be hesitant to switch to another product. It’s good if your brand is already employing sustainable and eco-friendly practices. But if not, you’ve got to seriously consider a switch, especially with personal care products. Eco-friendly products make use of natural ingredients that are safer and gentler for you.
In my experience, this wasn’t hard to do because you can easily find eco-friendly soaps and shampoo to suit your needs. My recent find is the Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner from P&G. It was recommended by some of my friends so I tried it too.
Herbal Essences Shampoo is made from all-natural ingredients and comes in different variants. The one I tried was the Herbal Essences Repair Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. It helps repair and smoothen hair with Argan Oil from Morocco and real plant extracts. It also has 0% parabens and colourants. Aside from making my hair look smooth and healthy, it also has a nice scent that I really like. Another thing to love about it is the absence of harmful chemicals. It was gentle on my hair and scalp and the absence of parabens and colorants also make it safe to use for my young daughter. Given that experience, I am now excited to try other variants like the Herbal Essences White Strawberry and Sweet Mint, and Herbal Essences Bio Renew Blue Ginger.
There are other eco-friendly products that you can explore to adopt a greener lifestyle. In fact, you can find a number of affordable options from the Shop Green Campaign at Shopee. This event runs from April 19 to 25.
You can get up to 25% off on P&G Herbal Essences products on Shop Green! So visit their shop now to avail of this perk. “To enjoy more discounts on your eco-friendly purchases, you can top up with ShopeePay and get free shipping with a minimum spend of ₱199, while getting 8% cashback with a minimum spend of ₱1,000.” Simply download the Shopee app from the Apple Store or Google Play.