Simple Shifts towards a low-impact lifestyle this earth day. Shows people composting, hiking, and biking.As we approach Earth Day, it’s a reminder to reflect on our impact on the planet and consider ways to adopt a more eco-friendly, sustainable, and zero-waste lifestyle. While making significant changes can seem daunting, small steps can collectively make a substantial difference. This Earth Day, let’s embrace these simple yet effective zero-waste habits to celebrate our commitment to a greener future.

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The three R’s mantra of zero-waste living starts with being mindful of our consumption habits. Before discarding items, consider if they can be repurposed or upcycled. Opt for reusable alternatives to single-use plastics, such as our aluminum bottles and refillable pouches designed for easy zero-waste refills. Properly recycling items like paper, glass, and aluminum can significantly reduce landfill waste.

2. Embrace Eco-Friendly Transportation: Whenever possible, choose green transportation modes like walking, biking, or public transit instead of driving. If you must drive, consider carpooling or investing in an electric vehicle. Even small changes like combining errands can reduce your carbon footprint.  Did you know you can find A Simple Planet products locally?  Use our locations map to find a store or salon near you or make a suggestion to your local green business asking them to carry our products! Here is a list of all the Refillerys in the US, ask your nearest one to contact us about carrying A Simple Planet products

3. Conserve Energy and Water: Implement energy-saving practices like using energy-efficient appliances and adjusting thermostats. Be mindful of water usage with shorter showers and fixing leaks promptly. At A Simple Planet, we use an eco-friendly, energy-saving tankless water heater for our hot water needs.  This on-demand heating uses up to 34% less energy than a standard tank water heater.

4. Support Local and Sustainable Products: Make conscious zero-waste choices when shopping for food, clothing, and household items like our natural zero-waste and sustainable hair care products made from plant-based ingredients. Opt for locally sourced, organic produce with a smaller eco footprint and Fair Trade-certified products. At A Simple Planet, we source locally as much as possible, for example, our organic Flaxseed is grown in the USA.

5. Grow Your Own Food: Cultivating an edible garden connects you with nature while reducing reliance on store-bought produce. Even small spaces allow growing herbs and vegetables – bringing you closer to our natural, carbon-neutral hair care. Not enough space?  No problem, use this link to find a community garden near you: American Community Gardening Association

6. Compost and Reduce Food Waste: Composting ensures organic matter isn’t sent to landfills while creating nutrient-rich soil. Be mindful of food waste through meal planning and using leftovers creatively – mirroring our composting of all manufacturing waste. At A Simple Planet, we compost everything from biodegradable spent flaxseed to seaweed, even our protective gloves are compostable.

7. Educate and Inspire Others: Share your passion for zero-waste living with friends, family, and community. Encourage adopting eco-friendly habits, like using our refillable haircare products, and lead by example. Participate in local clean-ups and environmental events.

Remember, every zero-waste step counts towards preserving our planet. This Earth Day, join A Simple Planet in embracing a greener lifestyle through mindful choices – one shower at a time with our eco-friendly, sustainable, zero-waste hair care solutions.