You may be sorting your waste but are you trying to reduce it? Did you know that your tote bag has to be used 200 times before it pays for itself? Or that the new electric car you are planning to buy may consume more energy than a second-hand diesel car? Which of bananas, tomatoes, chocolate or beef do you think pollutes less?
Back to school is the best time to implement your new eco-responsible habits! Alex, co-founder of Circle, shares his tips 👇
As sportsmen and women, we spend our time setting ourselves challenges, motivated by a training plan that evolves and motivates us. In ecology it's the same: we can also set ourselves challenges on a daily basis and it's even cooler when we succeed!
Find your battle horse
Passionate about food, fashion, travel, tech ... we all have something that motivates us. So why not start with that to change our daily habits?
For example, I'm passionate about cooking, so I started by gradually reducing my meat consumption, I make my own granola, or homemade spreads, I buy in season, in bulk and I bring my groceries to the market ... to reduce my waste and the carbon impact of my daily food.
Act with awareness and knowledge
We cannot change what we do not measure (and therefore what we do not understand). Food, transport, consumables, energy ... 3/4 of the impacts of our consumption are invisible to us. The carbo application helps you to monitor and control your carbon impact. Find out if you are more like Donald Trump or Greta Thunberg when it comes to ecology and take action every day!
Take it step by step
There is no point in skipping steps. My advice: go gradually, build your habits over the long term. For example, I started eating meat every other meal, then I enjoyed finding new recipes and today I am 80% vegan!
Home-made is the name of the game!
Your scrub with coffee grounds, your laundry with Marseille soap, or your beewrap with beeswax ... the internet is full of good Do It Yourself ideas.
Well, we understand that sometimes doing it yourself is not that easy, and despite the time and energy we are willing to devote, we don't feel capable of it.
While some people are good at upcycling their old clothes, fashion is not always easy. The creation of sportswear is even more complex, you have to source the right materials, responsible but also performing, and weave them so that they are adapted to your practice.
In this case, my advice would be to at least take the time before buying: refuse compulsive buying and choose the most responsible brands possible.
ps: Circle is number one in the sportswear brand ranking 😉
At Circle, we believe that a good way to get involved for the planet is to be the change you want to see in the world. Sustainable and responsible clothing is an individual choice, but it can change everything on a large scale!
Our sportswear is created from 65% to 100% recycled waste or pre- or post-consumer nylon.
- 49% recycled polyester from Italy from plastic bottles and nylon waste. The bottle is crushed into plastic flakes which are then melted into tiny granules and woven into yarn.
- 43% recycled polyamide from Italy, made from nylon waste from production scraps. This innovative fabric required 90% less water consumption than a conventional polyamide fabric.
- 8% recycled elastane from Germany made from nylon waste from production scraps. A process that allows over 90% of the yarn to be recovered during spinning, a great way to reduce waste on production lines.
The new Regeneration collection, on the other hand, is derived from nature. The TencelTM fibre used in the new T-shirts is made from recycled wood scraps and comes from eco-managed forests 🌳
A new standard in ethical fashion and natural comfort, TencelTM provides comfort, lightness and softness on the skin.
To go further: find our advice for opt for a responsible sport practice .