Earth Friendly Swaps for Sustainable Everyday Living

Transitioning to a sustainable lifestyle is making headlines more and more each day but taking action can be easier said than done. Where do we even start? Consider little changes that can add up quickly. Here are four easy swaps that help save water, reduce plastics and support more sustainable habits.

1. Substitute plastics with reusables

Single-use plastic alternatives can replace a lot of our daily waste. Instead of traditional plastic food storage bags, go for something like Stasher bags, which can be re-used many times. Purchase reusable beeswax wraps to save leftovers instead of plastic wrap, and switch to reusable straws to further limit plastic use. Not only are these products kinder to the environment, they can help save you money in the long run, too.

Substitute plastics with reusables

2. Change to water-saving fixtures

Replacing the fixtures in your shower can quickly elevate the look of your space while at the same time using less water. Recently, Moen introduced the Nebia by Moen™ spa shower. It features a patented atomization spray technology that breaks up water into tiny droplets to create an amazing spa-like shower experience, while actually using 45% less* water. Plus, it’s been meticulously engineered for optimal warmth, rinsing and body coverage.
Change to water-saving fixtures

3. Shop sustainably

Choose to support brands that are focused on sustainability, including dedicating resources to helping preserve and protect our precious natural resources. One such brand is Moen, which has just launched Mission Moen, a commitment to conserve one trillion gallons of water over the next decade – while helping people enjoy it more.
Shop sustainably

4. Stop leaks in their tracks

More than one trillion gallons of water can be lost each year across the U.S. due to water leaks in homes, according to the EPA. Discovering and preventing leaks is an easy way to conserve water. Make the process simple with a smart leak detection system like the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff. It provides homeowners with an innovative, all-in-one security system to protect against water damage and loss – whether from a leaky pipe or weather event like a flood. The System is comprised of the all-new Smart Water Detector and the Smart Water Shutoff, and it allows consumers to detect and prevent leaks in their pipes, manually or automatically shut off the water in their homes before a leak becomes catastrophic, and monitor their water usage – all from the convenience of their smartphone. Not only do consumers save water by preventing and detecting leaks, the Moen Smart Water App also helps users conserve water and reduce water bills with its sophisticated conservation program.
Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector

All of these small changes can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your impact on the planet. Challenge yourself to adjust one thing each month to make your life a bit eco-friendlier.

*As compared to a standard 2.5 gpm showerhead when only the rainshower is engaged.

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