When I started my sustainable lifestyle journey, it wasn’t an all or nothing start. Just like any lifestyle change, it was gradual. When I ran out of things, I replaced them with more sustainable options. Durable items like stainless steel coffee mugs and water bottles, cloth shopping and produce bags. When our plastic food containers weren’t usable, I started using glass jars for food storage. Bars of soap instead of liquid plastic bottles. And when I shop for clothing, I check to see if I can find it secondhand, brands that fix and clean returned items, or brands that are sustainable. They’re all small steps that have a big impact.

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