Here Are 8 Ways To Save The Planet You Probably Haven’t Thought About
Easy strategies to going green. Drinking beer is one of them…

January 1, 2016

At the Men’s Health HQ, we’re all about finding alternative ways to save the planet. Here are some easy strategies to going green. The best part: drinking beer is one of them…

Exercise in the morning

You’ll eliminate the extra shower after a midday or evening workout, saving water and time. Plus, air-pollution levels are lowest in the early morning, so you’ll fill your lungs with oxygen, not ozone. Your body (and the planet) thanks you.

Use a shampoo-conditioner combo

If 10 percent of men skipped the separate conditioner, the plastic saved would cover seven rugby fields. The shorter shower also helps your skin retain more moisture.

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Dispose of disposable razors

Fifteen bucks buys you a scraped face and a hunk of metal and plastic that can’t be recycled and isn’t biodegradable. Better: refillable razors. Best: safety razors – you get a great shave and recyclable blades.

Buy fair-trade coffee

black coffee in a transparent mug

Or any other java brewed from beans certified as grown on sustainable farms. These farms work to protect the world’s pharmacy – the Brazilian rainforest – for medicinal plants awaiting discovery.

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Shop at a farmers’ markets

Farmer selling organic veg at market on a sunny day

Local markets mean local goods. Supermarket produce often travels far, so it’s less fresh and uses more fuel to transport.

Use a map

Know where you’re going and you’ll save on fuel and frustration. Also, did you know idling in traffic produces 20 times more pollution than when you’re moving?

Drink beer from bottles

It takes about twice as much energy to make an aluminium can as it does to produce a glass bottle of equal size. Bonus: bottled beer always tastes better.

Related: How To Pour A Beer Properly

Drink water from the tap

Fill your body, not a landfill. Millions of plastic water bottles are tossed each month and fewer than one-third of them are recycled. Plus, a lot of bottled water is simply filtered municipal water.

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