Sustainable Tips and Ideas for Everyday Living

Recently, the globe has seen an alarming increase in the manufacturing and consumption of plastic materials. Plastic has become an essential component of our lives, providing ease and versatility. However, the broad use comes at a great expense. The enormous accumulation of plastic garbage in our environment has led to a global disaster.

Environmental pollution, one of today's most pressing issues, has an impact on the lives of all living species. Scientists recently found a new disease known as 'plasticosis' that affects seabirds. We are all aware that plastic garbage pollutes soil, water bodies, and the air, damaging habitats and causing harm to a variety of animals. Animals may consume or become entangled in the plastic waste, resulting in injury, suffocation, or death. Furthermore, microplastics, or minute plastic particles, make their way into the food chain, possibly damaging creatures at multiple levels.




Broadly speaking, living sustainably means much more than just consuming less and because it means different things to different people, it’s important to decide what sustainable living means to you. Yes, this will call for some lifestyle changes (large or small, it's up to you), but it doesn't have to be difficult. Implementing sustainable solutions into your life has never been easier.

Save electricity by using energy-efficient lights. Compact fluorescent bulbs consume around 20% of the energy to generate the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs. They can last up to ten times as long, making this one of the most effective home sustainability ideas.

 Use solar energy. While installing solar panels in your home is expensive up front, it reduces your reliance on electricity, resulting in the average homeowner's long-term savings of $130 per month.


Ditch the takeaway. The majority of ocean plastic debris is made up of plastic and Styrofoam takeaway containers. Unfortunately, waste is often unavoidable when ordering takeaway, thus it is almost always preferable to dine in.

 Use environmentally friendly cleaning products. More sustainable home living entails ensuring that our cleaners are clean in every aspect. Most surface disinfectants contain hazardous compounds that are slow to biodegrade, endanger wildlife, and are harmful to humans.


Use a menstrual cup. A single menstruating person is projected to discard over 400 pounds of period product packaging throughout their lifetime. Menstrual cups are entirely hygienic and a low-waste alternative to single-use pads and tampons (including organic ones).

Use reusable bags. Here's an old-school example of sustainability techniques, but with good reason. Reusable bags are more durable than disposable bags and allow you to show your style. Extra points for making these yourself or using bags you already own.



Choose quality before quantity. Ah, the most traditional (and our favorite) sustainable purchasing suggestion. It may be tempting to choose cheaper alternatives, but products manufactured from high-quality, sustainable fabrics and materials are more ethical and last longer.


Shop Mindfully. Purchase ethical presents that are useful and will be used more than once. Even better if they include techniques for the receiver to be more environmentally conscious, such as a zero-waste beginning kit or compost bin.

 Avoiding fast-fashion corporations and opting for zero-waste fashion brands promotes ethical and environmentally friendly practices while mitigating the negative social and environmental consequences of mass production and exploitation.



Story Of India promotes one of our ethical brands, Doodlage, which upcycles factory waste into short, limited-edition collections. Recycling post-consumer trash and cutting remnants into new materials to make seasonless, well-finished clothing built to last. What they waste is separated and transformed into accessories, soft furnishings, and paper for their packaging and stationery products. All of their pieces and textiles are created in ethical production facilities, and their packaging is plastic-free.


Educating every community about the environmental impact of plastic waste and promoting responsible consumption and waste management practices is important to curb plastic pollution. Awareness campaigns, school programs, and media initiatives can play a significant role in promoting positive behavioral changes and creating a collective sense of responsibility toward mitigating plasticosis.