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16 Little Life Changes The Planet Will Really Appreciate

Bonus: Most of these things will also save you money.

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3. Swap cling wrap for beeswax wraps.

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These reusable cotton wraps coated in beeswax are perfect for wrapping fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses, and everything else you'd normally cover in plastic before putting in the fridge.

5. Visit op shops and markets instead of buying new clothes from the mall.

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The fashion industry is the third-most polluting industry in the world. Buying recycled, second-hand clothing saves it from going into landfill.

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11. Swap your body wash for packaging-free soap.

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If you have dry skin, natural ingredients like avocado, coconut oil, and shea butter won't dry you out.

14. Don't ask for receipts unless you actually need them.

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Thermal paper receipts (i.e. the shiny ones where the text fades away in time) are coated with chemicals that don't belong in the recycling bin.

15. Wash your clothes in cold water and avoid using the clothes dryer.

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Washing in cold water uses way less energy than washing in hot water. Also, always try to do full loads of laundry only.

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