Question of the day #19

Today I want to know:

How green are you? What do you do in order to live a more sustainable and environment friendly life?

I have been thinking about a few changes I would like to make but I’m not sure about some things so I would love to know your tips and opinions?

  • What menstrual products do you use?
  • Have you ever tried a diva cup?
  • Have you ever tried washable/reusable menstrual pads?
  • If you’re a mom, cloth or disposable diapers?
  • Does anyone use cloth napkins/serviettes instead of paper?
  • Do you use a lot of paper towels?
  • What about baby wipes?
  • Do you separate your trash and throw everything in the proper recycling bin?
  • Is there any general tips you’d like to share?

Thank you so much for reading!

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18 thoughts on “Question of the day #19

  1. This is a really good topic of conversation. I’ve been moving more toward sustainable living these past couple of years. I realize that I still have a very long way to go. I’ve never tried any of the feminine products or cloth diapers when my children were younger. I guess I thought that was for crazy hippies. I haven’t bought paper towels in a long while, or baby wipes either. I use white wash clothes and bleach them all in the wash. I do buy makeup remover wipes and I always cut them in half because who needs a full sized sheet to wash their face?

    I’ve stopped buying exfoliators that contain microbeads– you taught me about that actually. I avoid plastic of all kinds, and I’m wanting to get some reusable straws to keep in my purse. I’ve also been looking into starting a garden. I’ve also been eating a primarily vegan diet because there’s no way we can sustain this planet with the huge environmental impact of agriculture. This was a long ramble! xx

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    • Dear Lyz, I know you are pretty conscious when it comes to this issue. Some people don’t even bother to think about some easy changes they can easily do. Cutting the makeup wipes in half is something I had never thought about. I actually use cotton balls and micellar water because my skin is too sensitive and the wipes leave a burning sensation. I’m far from where I would like to be but I am willing to change and be more sustainable. I do use a reusable water bottle that I fill with tap water. I have a few backups in case I forget this one at work or something like that. We use reusable plastic bags for our groceries but we do sometimes forget and have to buy one there (only if we have too many items, otherwise we carry them to the car in our hands). I’ll never be able to convince Rui to become vegan or even vegetarian, but he eats vegetable soups often which is a way to cut down his meat consumption. I could very well live without meat or fish but it would bother me to have to pay more for groceries and having less food options. I love the long comments, dear. Especially on things we can all learn from each other.

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      • You just reminded me, on most days, I use a cotton ball and witch hazel for my skin. It’s one of the best things I’ve found and all natural (if we can believe companies anymore). I’ve actually found that not spending money on meat and other animal products has been saving me money. Unfortunately, unlike you, I love eating meat. I crave it, and blocks of cheese, all the time. Sometimes I think I should rewatch some documentaries just to gross myself out all over again. I’m actually off to go make some soup now!


  2. We started separating recyclables about 2 years ago. It is amazing how much less trash we take to the dumpster with the plastic, cardboard, and aluminum taken out. In addition we have switched all of the light bulbs in our farm building and barns to the higher efficiency bulbs, this saves on power used and we have a lot fewer bulbs burning out each year. Thanks for sharing awareness for protecting our planet.

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  3. I love recycling and try to recycle as much as I can. My roommate and I always have an overflowing storage tub of recycling to take. I do my best to eat a vegetarian diet, because of personal preference (I don’t love meat!) but also because the often cruel treatment of animals makes me said. I do know that there are many farms that raise their animals naturally and free-range and I appreciate that but personally still don’t love eating meat.
    I’ve heard about people that throw away almost no trash and I think that could be fun to try sometime. I know it would be a big lifestyle change but maybe one day I’ll attempt it. 🙂


  4. I try to be green where I can, especially in terms of recycling. Always make sure to recycle properly at home with plastics, paper, cardboard, cans, plastics and glass. We probably do use too much kitchen roll in our house, but I try to limit our use. Always turn off lights when not in the room, put on layers and layers of jumpers before putting on the heating, turn electricals off at the wall, walk rather than drive when I can, put food waste in the bin for composting etc. I must admit cups and reusable menstrual pads aren’t things I would be comfortable trying or using, but I’d be interested if anyone has and finds them to be practical.


  5. There are some advantages to cups in addition to the environmental… Save money as pays for selves within few months of not buying other products. There is none of the embarrassment of having to take pads or tampons into bathroom discreetly or disposing.

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  6. I’ve tried diva cups but they were very uncomfortable for me, I’m sure I inserted them in correctly but they were just not for me. I have heard great things about them.

    What I do is: never litter, always turn the lights off, and unplug things I am not using. 🙂 Like even your phone charger out of the wall when you’re not using it helps saves energy.


  7. I have many friends who use the menstrual cup and literally swear by it. I used cloth nappies when my babies were babies. If i had a baby today I would again use cloth. I turn off all power points that are not necessary….like the fridge etc….unplug power points….I have seen with my own eyes plugging in my i phone to the cord after I have turned off the power point and there is still charge…so when i saw that I now always unplug when not charging. I separate all my rubbish. Here in Australia where we live we have 3 bins…one for green stuff…lawn clippings etc…dog poo …a bin for recyclables and normal rubbish…its smaller than the other 2 and we don’t put much in their at all.


  8. I use tampons! I tried the organic ones and they were very uncomfortable for me. Since then I have moved to kotex and find that those are the most comfortable. I would love to wear pads all the time since those are the most absorbent but I love wearing thongs as well so I can’t. I have a friend that uses the diva cup I just feel like that would not work for me. I mean I do not know for sure since I have never tried it. Honestly I have never even heard of reusable pads!!!!!!!!! My bfs family always tells me about how they had to use the cloth diapers and its so crazy that we have one time use diapers now. If I was a SAHM I could see myself trying the reusable diapers. I have not attempted that yet. I feel like reading this post has made me realize I am pretty terrible to the environment!!!! I do recylce though and I shut the lights off when I can.


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