In your daily life, you have become accustomed to opting for simple, but more eco-responsible reflexes, which often allows you to make savings and do something for the planet. For your sports activities, it's exactly the same thing! There are good habits to have and new habits to adopt in order to choose a responsible sport.
Responsible sport starts with the sportswear you buy. Indeed, we know that the textile industry is one of the most polluting, which is why in sport as in everything else, it is advisable to opt for good quality clothing that you will wear as long as possible.
At Circle, we not only offer high quality, durable and technical clothing that is suitable for sports, but also clothing made from recycled materials. You can therefore opt for a complete outfit made of recycled fibres, which will be all the more interesting for minimising your impact on the planet. A greener sports outfit is therefore a first step towards responsible sports practice!
This also applies to the washing of sportswear, which may not need to be washed for long periods of time and at high temperatures after each session. This will save water and energy, reduce your impact on the planet and your expenses, and avoid premature damage to your outfit.
Depending on the type of physical activity you plan to do, choosing second-hand, borrowed or hire sports equipment is of course preferable, especially if you are a novice. If you're starting a new activity, there's no need to buy the whole set of equipment for your first few sessions, borrow it online or go for second hand, you'll save money and have no regrets if you give up after only a few sessions.
There are many online resources to choose second hand or to rent equipment. This is an opportunity to adopt a more responsible sport practice, but also to exchange with the owners of the items in question to know their recommendations for example.
Choosing a responsible sport in itself can also make a big difference. For example, avoid long journeys to the gym or to your practice site and use public transport or places close to your home whenever possible. If you have chosen to practice in nature, remember to stay on the marked paths and to respect the regulations in place, such as not picking up plants or throwing your waste in nature, of course.
What is more, there are clubs and sports halls with the "Responsible Sport" label. This label rewards places that carry out actions for the environment, integration or gender diversity. Supporting this type of venue will therefore be preferable for responsible sports practice!
Plogging is the sporty version of the clean walk. During your jogging session, for example, take a small bag with you to collect any rubbish you may find along the way. In this way, you are actively participating in the preservation of the environment while practising a physical activity. A responsible sport practice that is very easy to put in place during each of your outings!