How to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

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How to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle

Zero waste and vegan movements have been all the rage in recent years, with Prague on board with the trend with some European countries , what is sustainable living and how can you do it too?

Even though vegans have been criticized, this lifestyle promotes a positive impact on the world around us. By cutting out meat, dairy, and any animal by-products, you can help the earth. Even choosing to live vegan for only one day of the week can improve the ecosystem.

By eliminating disposable plastic packaging from your life, you can also positively affect the environment. Simple changes, such as swapping a plastic straw for a reusable one, can have a huge impact on the world.

Below we have compiled a list of the best grocery, drug, and clothing stores for a sustainable lifestyle.

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Grocery Stores

Bezobalu is a zero-waste grocery store that focuses on reusable glass jars instead of plastic packaging. Here you can buy spices, nuts, coffee, grains, and dried fruits. You can also buy vegan cosmetics that come without packaging. Additionally, they offer training for companies on packaging-free products and waste prevention.

Ekobchod specializes in vegan food products, including meat and dairy alternatives, tofu, chocolate, and salads. They also sell vegan and cruelty-free household products, reusable products, and cosmetics.

 

Drug Stores

BiOOO stocks a wide range of cosmetics, household products, health, and food. On their website, each product is given a ranking based on harmful chemicals used or natural substances in their products. Their website also shows if a product is vegan, cruelty-free, and more.

 

Clothing Stores

Bohempia sells a variety of hemp-based clothes that are not only fashionable but also sustainable. The material hemp is good for the earth because it takes less water, time, and chemicals to produce than cotton. The company also claims that its clothes are moisture-wicking and tear-resistant because of this material.

Nila Store specializes in eco-friendly products and brands. This includes non-toxic beauty products, fair-trade jewelry, and ethical fashion brands, like Swedish Hasbeens or People Tree.

 

Are any of your favorite shops missing from this list? Comment below and we’ll add it to our updated article!

I’m Aiden Budinski, an intern for Oko magazine. I study Communication and Political Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I’m interested in writing, art, and seeing the world.

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