How to Be More Eco-Friendly in 2023?

Written by Kim Bassan


Posted on December 28 2022

Imagine a green and clean world to live, breathe and play with your loved ones. This world would not exist without setting eco-friendly goals!

2023 is coming in quickly and as cliché, as it may sound- there's no better time to reflect upon the last year. We see so many people setting SMART goals for their finances, relationships, and fitness and they are all great. Goals can move you forward in life and help you become the best version of yourself in this world. But, there's a missing component here.

The world. Our world!

It'll be impossible to fulfill our collective dreams and aspirations without a functioning, healthy world. Luckily, at Basic Goods Trading Company we offer a wide range of simple, high-quality, cost-effective and eco-friendly products to help you achieve your environmental goals.

Top 5 Ways To Be More Eco-Conscious in 2023

#1- Reuse your zip-lock bags

Undoubtedly Ziplocs are a lifesaver when it comes to snacks, marinades or even random things such as a toiletries travel bag. But, disposable plastic bags are a scourge on the earth. These bags are extremely difficult to recycle since they always come with food or drink leftovers attached—and they don't break down quickly in landfills either. Instead, be more eco-friendly and switch to Silicone reusable ziplock bags. And pack your green lunch box with environmentally friendly products.

Reusable Ziploc Bag

#2- Switch from commercial detergents jugs to laundry eco-strips

If you haven't joined the eco-strips party then, what are you waiting for? People from all over the world have already joined the movement and swapped their popular commercialized laundry detergent for the lightness of eco-strips. 2023 is your time to be more eco-friendly and switch to eco strips. The laundry strips have a far lower ecological footprint due to their packaging, ingredients and manufacturing. And they never fail to deliver clean and fresh clothes!

Laundry Strips Detergent

#3- Shift from saran wraps to Beeswax 

How many times have you reached for your saran wrap to cover a bowl with leftover food, a sandwich or a half-eaten apple? We're guilty of that as well. But ever since we've found the Beeswax Wrap, there is no turning back. Beeswax wraps are made of natural materials and are biodegradable making them the perfect and simple eco swap to harmful plastic wrap. They can be used in the kitchen, in your eco-conscious office or as gifts, so you can feel good about doing your part in saving our planet. 

Beeswax Wraps

#4- Bring reusable grocery bags when shopping

One of the most popular and easiest ways to be more eco-friendly in 2023 is: actually bring your grocery bags when you go shopping. Many people commit to this goal only to go back to old patterns and use harmful single-use plastic bags. Get your stylish, durable and comfortable Muslin bag. They are 100% environment friendly and you can use them for a wide range of different purposes. The Muslin fabric is waterproof and resilient so you can load up your shopping bags without the fear of having the handles tear and spilling the content of your bags.

Psst, we also have cover bowls with them so you get to match your eco-products

Now that's an eco-warrior!

Reusable Muslin Bags


#5- Avoid using single-use plastic utensils and bring your reusable cutleries 

Last but not least, to be more sustainable in the new year, let go of any single-use plastic utensils and start bringing reusable cutleries. These plastics don't disintegrate quickly, which means that they'll stick around for a while unless they get burned or buried deep beneath the ground. Even when we do burn them they release toxic gasses that pose a threat to vegetation and human and animal health. Instead, start making zero-waste lunch boxes and bring your own reusable and compostable cutlery!

Reusable Utensils Set

Planning a Greener 2023

Undoubtedly, embracing a green lifestyle can be overwhelming at times. There are so many eco-swap options or climate problems that require our attention. That's why we all need to contribute to the mission. Doing your part can go a long way in making our world a better place to be in. 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Setting your goals to be more eco-friendly in 2023 means you are doing your part in saving our planet. As a result, you may also inspire your friends and family to be eco-warriors and join the cause.

Plus, it can also be a smart green goal you tackle together and there's no better thing than doing things with the people we love in the world that we love (especially when it means we get a greener world to live in).

Join our growing community of Eco-Warrior who are doing their part in saving our planet. 

One eco-swap at a time, together we can make an impact.