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Buy energy efficient products

When buying products, especially appliances, always look for efficiency certifications, such as Energy Star. Products such as wood has FSC or PEFC labels.

249kg CO2 saved
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Recycle

You can recycle a lot more than you'd think, like your car battery, old tyres, and much more. Search before you dispose.

210kg CO2 saved
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Recycle your paper

Most paper is recyclable (with some exceptions, such as paper that has touched food, such as takeout containers).

83kg CO2 saved
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Recycle aluminum and steel cans

Your can, can be a car tomorrow (well, maybe not tomorrow).

75kg CO2 saved
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Swap, sell or donate

Swap, sell or donate clothes, furniture and household items you no longer need. The carbon emissions figure is based on not buying any new clothes for a year.

51kg CO2 saved
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Plant a tree

As reported in July 2019, a trillion trees can make a serious dent in climate change. Can't plant a tree yourself? Donate to a charity that does it for you, check our sources.

33kg CO2 saved
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Compost organic waste

Organic waste ferments and emits methane when left in a landfill without air. You can compost your organic waste, like fruit, vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds and more. Check the sources for guides.

23kg CO2 saved
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Think before you print

According to a survey findings in Europe, an average office worker uses 10,000 printed pages per year. Nearly one fifth are printed needlessly. The CO2 created from these unnecessary pages weighs almost 16 lbs.

7kg CO2 saved
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Reuse as much as you can

Although it has a smaller impact most people think, this attitude actually goes a long way. Use your own reusable bags, purchase a reusable water bottle, etc.

5kg CO2 saved
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Search for ecotourism

When on vacation, find for certified ecotourism locations. There are a number of ecolabels operating in different regions, check the source for a list.

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Purchase carbon offsets

Don't use carbon offsets as a cop out, use it in conjunction with changes to your life. The average price of a carbon offset is about $3.30 per tonne of CO2.

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Reduce consumption

Do you really need that new phone? Or that new 55 inch TV? Or changing car every two years? Think twice before upgrading. Care for your things and use them until they absolutely stop working.

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Use products made of sustainable materials

Menstrual cups instead of tampons or pads, bamboo toothbrush and cotton buds instead of plastic, reusable instead of razors, sustainable beauty products, reusable diapers, and the list goes on and on. Nowadays, most ordinary products have sustainable alternatives, just think before you buy.

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Stop overconsuming

Do you really need to drink 3 cold brews per day, all served in a single-use plastic cup? Or that shirt you bought on a whim online on a fast-fashion retailer? All of this contributes to the overexploitation of natural resources, emissions from international freight transport and more.