Most people make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions. But studies show one-third of resolutioners don’t make it past the end of January. Often, goals are too vague or lack a realistic action plan. To be successful, resolutions should not only be doable, but meaningful, too.
Living a more sustainable lifestyle has a multitude of benefits, from improving quality of life to protecting our ecosystems and preserving natural resources. And because an enviro-friendly lifestyle revolves around reusable products, you’ll save money at the same time.
Just a few simple changes can make a world of difference. What better time than the new year to resolve to keep our homes, our families and the planet safer.
Multi-tasking Norwex Microfiber can remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface using only water, when following proper care and use instructions. Plus, our exclusive BacLock® micro silver technology embedded in the cloth self-purifies it within 24 hours when wet.* From our top-selling, do-everything EnviroCloth® to Mop Pads, Window Cloths and more, Norwex’s revolutionary microfiber belongs in every arsenal.
For mainstream jobs like laundry and dishes, we’ve got you covered. Our Liquid Laundry Detergent, Ultra Power Plus™ Laundry Detergent, UltraZyme™ Dishwasher Powder and Dishwashing Liquid are all free of toxins and synthetic fragrances. Need extra cleaning power? (Think scummy showers, greasy spills, baked-on food, even funky odors.) Norwex offers safer, specialized solutions to tackle even the toughest messes.
For an eco-friendly alternative to the 1 trillion plastic bags used globally every year, Norwex’s Reusable Grocery Bags are not only strong—they’re made from 100% recycled materials and sport an odor-resistant BacLock lining. Make an even bigger impact with our handy mesh Reusable Produce Bags, which go from supermarket to refrigerator sans added waste.
Plastic straws have gotten a bad rap—for good reason. Of the 390 million used in the U.S. every day, many end up in oceans where they can harm both the ecosystem and marine animals. Why risk it when Stainless Steel Drinking Straws are such an easy alternative?Bottled water is another culprit. (Worldwide, one million bottles are sold every minute.) Norwex’s Water Filtration System provides cleaner, tastier water for just pennies a liter.
You may also want to consider composting, which helps improve soil quality, cut down on food waste and reduce the need for plastic trash bags.
Many Norwex Microfiber products are made from 50–91% recycled yarn. And we’re also packaging more household products in OceanBound Plastic, of helping to reclaim plastic headed for the sea.
The EPA (United State Environmental Protection Agency) website is a go-to resource for understanding the importance of recycling and how to do it correctly.
Our Lysere™ Nourishing Hair Care and Skin Care Collections contain pure, powerful, plant-based ingredients—including Nordic super antioxidants—to deliver transformative results. And the all-natural elements in our everyday problem solvers (mouthwash, deodorant, balms and sunscreen, among others) ensure that they’re as safe as they are effective.
You can also decrease food waste by extending the life of fruits and veggies. Norwex Fresh Produce Wash contains plant-based ingredients that remove unwanted chemical residue such as fertilizer, dirt and bacteria.
Need even more incentive? Consuming less meat and dairy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by food production—the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide, according to the World Health Organization.
There’s no better example than farmers markets. In addition to supporting local farmers, you’re cutting down on food miles—how far goods need to travel before reaching your local grocery store. The less gas burned during transport, the fewer the emissions. An added plus: Food isn’t wrapped in extra plastic like much of the produce found in supermarkets.
*BacLock is our antibacterial agent for self-cleansing purposes only. It is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and mildew growth within the product.
The area where I fall short is shopping local. Since I’m on my computer most of the day it is so easy to buy online. I do try to avoid the “Big Box” stores and support individuals, but that doesn’t help with the transportation of goods.
Our opportunity is Now To elliminate products that are chemical based and is detrimental to our Family, Environment and Nature. Thankyou Tania for introducing me to Norwex.
To continue to learn new and more effective ways to live up to the standards Norwex sets out for us. We are given the information and the tools to use in our lives and share with others.
Shopping local which will contribute to changing diet!
When I pack a lunch for work I use Norwex containers and utensils and my Norwex cloth napkins. I have a lunchbox and a reusable cup. I make my own sandwiches. I get my produce from farmers markets or one of those groups that save “ugly” produce from being thrown away. It is just as healthy and tasty as the “pretty” ones.
Laura, thanks for all you’re doing to live more sustainably. You’re making a difference! And we agree: “Ugly” produce is definitely underrated!