Maintaining a sustainable lifestyle in 2022 is easier said than done, with all manner of common activities, transport needs and frequent hobbies requiring processes which are increasingly harmful to the planet. With everything from the daily drive into work, to the way in which we discard food and plastic packaging causing significant damage to the environment, there are plenty of viable substitutes to the lifestyle choices we’ve become accustomed to.
Dangerous emissions from vehicles are particularly prevalent, with other forms of transport not only less harmful to the environment, but also cheaper and less costly in the long-term. VeloRunner are trustworthy local providers of such transport solutions, stocking road bikes, mountain bikes, cycling gear and much much more.
Continue reading for some of the most practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint, including household activities, renewable energy sources, and being selective when you shop.
Start Your Very Own Garden
Starting a household vegetable garden may seem like a minor progression towards becoming more environmentally considerate, but often the most useful changes start with smaller steps. All you need to start a vegetable garden or exterior composting patch is a medium-sized space in which to set up, and some creativity. Instead of purchasing vegetables and food products which have been transported to a supermarket via fuel-guzzling lorries and trucks, you can source everything directly from the garden.
Ride Your Bicycle To Work
With a push towards electric vehicles, the ever-popular e-scooters, and sustainable public transport, there has never been a better time to opt for an eco-friendly transport solution. VeloRunner have you covered. As a bike shop and running accessory provider, we have everything you could ever need to get from point A to point B in an efficient and timely manner. Keep fit while you travel with a calorie-burning road bike, or get that extra boost with a stylish e-bike.
Recognise Sustainable Packaging
Sustainable packaging includes any food or product packaging which shuns traditional single-use plastics in favour of other materials such as renewable plastics, paper or compostable fabrics and card. Infinitely better for the environment than other options, plastics are most often only used once before being disposed of, so opting for reusable materials reduced the emissions from production of single-use packaging. Plastic waste can also be reduced by innovative item storage, such as that used within our Santini Nebula Puro Windbreaker Jacket.
At VeloRunner, we’re always striving to cater for customer needs, with our staff retaining over 25 years of experience in the industry. For these reasons, we’re the trustworthy advisors for everything running and cycling. We can help you to choose the perfect road bike, as well as maintain it to the highest standards. As well as bikes and cycling gear for commuting or leisure use, we stock a comprehensive catalogue of running equipment, shoes and accessories. Any questions? Contact the bike shop today on 01785 818 055 and benefit from recognisable bicycle brands at industry-beating prices.