5. Take 3 for the sea
Summer sees more people out enjoying beaches, parks and waterways – and more crowds can sometimes lead to more litter. In Australia, TOMRA Collection has worked with non-profit organization Take 3 for the Sea, which has a simple message for combatting litter.
“When you finish your day outdoors, take three pieces of rubbish with you, and make sure it ends up in the right place,” explains Christina Ek from TOMRA Collection. “If everyone participates, small actions can make a big impact in keeping outdoor spaces cleaner and more enjoyable to use, and ensuring litter doesn’t end up in the oceans where it can have a detrimental impact on marine life.”
6. Give your summer getaway a lower footprint
Plan your summer travels with eco-friendliness in mind. Consider travelling by train or bus rather than planes where possible. Choose accommodations that practice recycling, energy-efficiency, and water conservation, or have eco-certifications like LEED or Green Globe. When indulging in local cuisine, try some vegetarian or vegan meals once in a while to reduce your carbon footprint.
Or, consider a "staycation”, to explore local attractions and activities, instead of traveling out of town this summer. Staying home also reduces the carbon emissions involved in travelling to a new destination.
By making small changes to your summer routine, you can help to protect the environment, reduce waste and litter, and cut your carbon footprint. Consider these eco-friendly tips to enjoy a summer that’s both fun and environmentally conscious!