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John Lewis gives tips on sustainable living

Tue 04 May 2021 | 05:28 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Mending clothes is one way to keep them out of landfill. Image by jacqueline macou from Pixabay

From buying better to creating a haven for nature, Joh Lewis gives customers expert tips in its online magazine ‘The Edit’. John Lewis’ experts revealed seven simple lifestyle tweaks that will benefit the environment and enrich customers’ lives. Marija Rompani, ethics and sustainability director for the John Lewis Partnership, is quoted in the piece saying: “Over the challenging past year, we’ve seen a real reconnection with our local communities and natural spaces. At John Lewis and Waitrose, we’re continually striving to provide our customers with fantastic products and services to enable more sustainable and healthy lifestyles.” The seven tips are: Buying better. Not just buying pieces that are built to last, but also being more eco-conscious and buying products made from responsibly sourced materials. Making it last. Looking after the things you buy, so that they’ll last longer. And if something gets broken, try to mend it before buying a replacement. Swap, reuse and recycle. Look into the various recycling schemes around if you really want to get rid of things. Upcycling your trash. Before you recycle, think if you can upcycle. A fresh coat of paint might be all a piece of furniture needs to be useful again. Cleaning up. Make a commitment to picking up two pieces of litter every time you go out for a walk, or join in with a local litter pick and help tidy up your community. Rewild your space. Simply leaving a long patch of grass in your garden or putting out an upturned lid of water for a bird bath will do wonders for wildlife. Grow your own. Growing your own food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. You don’t need a large garden, lots of veg can be grown in containers. Read the full article: 7 tips to sustainable living.
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