New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and instead of focusing on ourselves when it comes to making resolutions, let’s focus on our planet by making and committing to “eco resolutions” in 2017.

We all know resolutions are rarely followed through, so let’s begin with some reasons we’ve heard, particularly when it comes to eco resolutions.

1.It takes more effort

It does, but not enough to stop you from doing them. Whether it’s separating your recycling from your waste, or collecting your compost and donating it to a local compost collection farm in your area, the little bit of extra effort you’re putting forth can do wonders for the environment! Don’t believe it? Take recycling for an example. When it comes to recycling it’s important to think of how much energy is being saved by repurposing those ingredients. For example one ton of recycled plastic saves around 5,774 Kwh of energy and 30 cubic yards of landfill space.

2.It’s more expensive

It can be. Going eco-friendly can sometimes be more expensive, but where you’re spending a few extra dollars in one area you can be making savings in others. For example, when you bring your own reusable cup to Starbucks, the company will give you a 10-cent per cup discount. For shopping with reusable bags stores like Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joes offer a 5 to 10 cent discount per bag.

3.Inconveniencing others

When we’ve spoken to friends and family in the past about transitioning to a more eco-friendly…