By: Tori Harris
You know how when you go to the grocery store the cashier asks if you want paper or plastic for your groceries? Until recently, most people considered this a question of preference. Would you rather methodically place your items in one paper bag like they’re Tetris blocks or strap as many plastic bags on your arms as possible to make sure you get your groceries from your car to your house in a single trip?
But now there’s another option to consider: reusable bags. With more people becoming increasingly conscious of their environmental impact, we’re thinking outside of our usual routines and adopting new habits that are easier on the Earth.
Though it may seem small, switching to reusable bags can significantly impact the environment in a positive way, especially when it becomes a regular behavior. Such behavior changes can have a similar impact on your finances, too. Here are 6 ways living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can literally pay off in the long run.
Whether it’s bills, statements or newsletters piling up on your counter before they end up in a filing cabinet or trash can, there’s a more sustainable way to receive and retain your information. If you can receive it on paper, chances are you can receive it online too. At VyStar, some options include signing up for e-Statements and paying your bills online. You can also use our VyChat service to get answers to your banking questions instead of driving to a branch.