5 resolutions for a more sustainable 2020

Easy ways to help the environment this year

Stevie, Girlguiding digital team
09 January 2020

The new year is a great time to set some environmentally friendly habits. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Ditch fast fashion

In the UK an average of 350,000 tonnes of clothes go to landfill every year. Instead of throwing clothes away, why not arrange a clothes swap party with your friends? Or learn how to mend or upcycle anything that is tired or broken.

Avoid single-use plastic

We use 7.7 billion plastic bottles in the UK every year. Make your Plastic Promise to carry a reusable one instead.

Walk more

Make more journeys on foot. A brisk 10-minute walk has lots of great benefits so you can improve your health while improving the planet’s health too!

Switch to eco-friendly products

With so many eco-friendly products on the market, it’s easy to swap everyday items for ones that are better for the planet. Why not try a natural deodorant? Or swap your household cleaning sprays to eco-friendly ones? Or try sustainable sanitary products?

Include more plant-based meals

It’s easier than ever to reduce your intake of meat or give up entirely. Did you know that even one day a week of not eating meat has a significant environmental benefit?

Make your plastic promise today

A little goes a long way. Make your #PlasticPromise to reduce the plastic waste chocking our planet.

Plastic promise