6 Eco-Friendly & Green Resolutions Ideas to Start Now

by Skipper Team

The need to tackle environmental problems is more urgent than ever. With climate change threatening our future, adopting eco-friendly habits isn't just a good idea—it's essential. More people are realising the importance of taking care of our planet and are looking for ways to live sustainably. Let's make this the year we turn awareness into action by making eco-friendly green resolutions that benefit both ourselves and the environment. If you're unsure where to begin or which eco-friendly resolutions to choose, we've got some ideas to help you get started.

Revolutionise Your Routine with Reusable Products


One of the simplest yet most effective changes you can make is to switch to reusable products. Imagine the difference you could make by replacing single-use water bottles with sturdy, refillable ones or opting for cloth shopping bags over plastic ones. For household goods, Skipper, a leading zero-waste home care provider, also offers a variety of sustainable, durable alternatives that reduce waste and add a touch of eco-conscious elegance to your daily life.

  • Universal Cleaner

  • The Skipper Universal Cleaner is a versatile, eco-friendly option for cleaning various surfaces. It comes with a spray bottle,  three compostable towels, a storage tin and the concentrated tabs.


  • Laundry Detergent Sheets

  • Skipper offers Laundry Detergent Sheets as a compact, powerful alternative to traditional detergents. They come in Orange Blossom, Lily and Pomelo and Unscented options, packaged with a humidity-proof storage tin, supporting practical, eco-friendly laundry solutions​​.


  • Dishwasher Tablets

  • The biodegradable Dishwasher Tablets from Skipper are made from plant and mineral-based formulas, designed to be efficient and eco-conscious, highlighting dedication to sustainable living​​.


  • Body Care Bundle

  • The Body Care Bundle includes foaming face, hand and body wash in compostable wrapping, with reusable dispensers and a variety of just-add-water scented tablets.

    Refresh Your Cosmetic Practices


    The beauty industry, often criticised for its environmental footprint due to its plastic use and chemical reliance, is at a turning point for eco-friendly resolutions. This year, resolve to refresh your cosmetic practices by selecting products that are not only kind to your skin but also to the environment. 

  • Choose Clean and Cruelty-Free Products

  • Choosing organic, cruelty-free beauty products is a significant step towards sustainable living. These products are made without the harsh chemicals and unethical testing practices associated with conventional beauty items, taking a stand for animal welfare and environmental sustainability.


  • Select Biodegradable and Recyclable Packaging

  • Mindful manufacturers prioritise sustainable packaging solutions, encasing their ethical offerings in biodegradable or recyclable materials. By choosing products housed in eco-friendly packaging, you actively reduce your environmental footprint while nurturing a more harmonious relationship with nature.


    Reduce Home Water Usage


    Water reduction is one of the great go-green resolutions. It's crucial to adopt practices that minimise waste and promote conservation. Simple yet impactful actions help in preserving this precious resource, whilst saving money. Let's commit to being more mindful of our water usage for a healthier Earth.

  • Fix Leaks Promptly

  • Addressing leaks in your home is a critical first step to conserving water. Even a small drip can waste a significant amount of water over time, so fixing leaks conserves water and reduces your utility bills.


  • Install Low-Flow Showerheads

  • Switching to low-flow showerheads is an effective way to reduce water use without sacrificing pressure. These showerheads are designed to use less water while still providing a satisfying shower experience.


  • Choose Water-Efficient Appliances

  • Investing in water-efficient appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines, can dramatically lower your household's water consumption. These appliances are engineered to use minimal water while delivering optimal performance.


    Choose Sustainable Transportation Options in Your Routine


    Sustainable transportation is also a good resolution for our planet. As carbon emissions from vehicles contribute to global warming, choosing eco-friendly transportation methods is more important than ever. This year, let’s prioritise green mobility and explore more sustainable ways to get around.

  • Public Transport

  • Public transport is a powerful tool for reducing our carbon footprint. By choosing buses, trains, or trams for our daily commutes, we can significantly lower emissions compared to driving alone. It’s also an opportunity to relax, read, or even catch up on work while on the move. 


  • Carpooling

  • Sharing rides with others is another effective way to cut down on carbon emissions. Carpooling reduces the number of vehicles on the road, which means less traffic congestion and pollution. It's a smart choice for both the environment and your wallet.


  • Biking

  • Cycling is not only zero-emission but also benefits your health. It’s a perfect option for shorter commutes or as a part of your daily exercise routine. With more cities adopting bike-friendly policies and infrastructure, it’s becoming easier and safer to choose two wheels over four. 


  • Walking

  • For the shortest distances, nothing beats walking. It's the most environmentally friendly way to get around, offering a perfect opportunity to get some exercise, clear your mind, and enjoy the outdoors. Plus, it’s completely free.

    Create a Wildlife Oasis in Your Garden


    Creating a wildlife-friendly garden brings a piece of nature's sanctuary to your backyard. This sustainable resolution directly contributes to the local ecosystem's health, offering a refuge for various species. Let’s explore how simple additions and mindful planting can make a significant difference.

  • Plant Native Species

  • Incorporating native plants into your garden can attract and support local wildlife. These plants naturally provide the essential nutrients, shelter, and breeding grounds for various birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, contributing to the local ecosystem's health and resilience.


  • Install Birdhouses

  • Adding birdhouses offers safe nesting spots for birds, turning your garden into a lively community. It’s fascinating to watch birds come and go, and it’s a step towards protecting species that may struggle to find natural nesting sites in urban areas. 


  • Create a Small Pond

  • A small pond can be a focal point for wildlife, attracting everything from birds to beneficial insects and even amphibians. Water features improve the beauty of your garden and provide a resource for wildlife, especially in urban settings where natural water sources may be scarce.

    Connect Your Life with More Sustainable Surroundings


    Aligning ourselves with digital and local networks focused on sustainability, we gain access to invaluable resources, insights, and opportunities to contribute positively to our planet. From the inspiration found on social media to the collective action of community events, every interaction can be a step towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • Follow Green-Living Influencers and Environmentalists

  • Social media can be a powerful tool for learning and inspiration. Following influencers on platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, etc. who focus on green living and environmentalism can provide you with daily insights, tips, and motivation to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. 


  • Engage with Local Environmental Groups

  • Becoming involved in local environmental groups or initiatives allows you to actively contribute to your community's ecological well-being. It’s a great way to meet people who share your values and commitment to the environment.


  • Participate in Community Clean-Up Events

  • Taking part in community clean-up events is a hands-on way to make an immediate positive impact on your surroundings. It’s about raising awareness and fostering a sense of community responsibility towards the environment.


    This year, let’s pledge to make eco-friendly choices that contribute positively to our planet's health. Every small action counts, and together, our green resolution ideas can lead to significant environmental benefits. Skipper's range of sustainable products supports your green resolutions starting today. From our innovative universal cleaner to biodegradable laundry sheets and compostable dish towels, Skipper provides eco-conscious alternatives designed to minimise our environmental footprint.

    Commit to making a change and making green resolutions, whether it’s through adopting one or all of these eco-friendly, green resolution lists. Let's make green resolutions successful this year! Remember, the most effective green resolutions are those that contribute to a better future for everyone.

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