New Year’s Resolutions for a Greener Planet

It should come as no surprise that the Time person of the year is Greta Thunberg.  She is the new face of a green movement that is sure to change the planet for the better.  As we welcome 2020, why not be a part of this new positive movement and make some of your New year’s resolutions green ones?

As your Kitsilano dry cleaning alternative, we would like to suggest the following New year’s resolutions for a greener planet.


A very simple resolution that you can make and eventually will probably have to accept in the upcoming year in Vancouver is bringing your own cloth shopping bags.  Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution.  Plastic shopping bags are unnecessary and can be easily replaced.  This small change can have a huge impact on our planet and many cities have already banned the bag.  Get on board and make the switch this year.

Boycott Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is quickly filling up our landfills and using unnecessary resources.  Think twice before buying that next inexpensive garment and try to consider alternatives.  Alternative clothing choices include:

  • Buying used and giving that clothing piece another life.
  • Choosing locally made clothing.
  • Choosing organic cotton or ethically made clothing options.

Here’s the Deal:

You, as the consumer, have the ultimate say in how the economy works.  If everyone starts to make better, ethical and environmental choices, the huge corporations will have no choice but to change their product line.


Another simple way to make a huge environmental difference is to bring your own water bottle everywhere you go.  There is no need to buy bottled water in Vancouver.  We are blessed to have some of the best drinking water on earth and chances are, it is far healthier and less polluted than the water that is in the disposable bottles that you purchase.  Make the switch this year from disposable plastic that is ruining our oceans to a far more ethical and educated way of drinking your water – BYOB.

Cut the Chemicals

Removing chemicals from your life, your body and the items that you use can only be a good thing.  We are already exposed to so many pollutants in the modern world that is having adverse effects on our health and well-being.  This year make the switch and reduce the amount of chemicals that you are exposed to.  Look at your home cleaning products and switch them out to more natural and environmentally friendly products.

At West Boulevard Cleaners we know the dangers of chemicals and offer an eco-friendly cleaning alternative that cleans your clothes without the use of harsh chemicals.  Why put chemicals next to your body if you don’t need to?  This year make the choice to go chemical free – your health and the planet will thank you.

These simple New year’s resolutions will not only make the planet a greener place, they will also add value and health to your life.  If you would like more information on any of these resolutions or are interested in the services that we offer, please contact us today.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Happy New Years from West Boulevard Cleaners.