6 Ways to easily make your home more eco friendly
Being eco friendly is more important than ever right now. With scary global climate change statistics everywhere, every single action counts, big or small. There is some really simple, easy ways to change your lifestyle in a minor way which could majorly impact the planet positively and help combat the effects of climate change. We have compacted just a few right here, to help you start your more sustainable life style.
Bag for life
With plastic bags now being upped to 10p a piece, investing in a bag for life could save you a lot of money in the long run and reduce your plastic intake. They are far less likely to break than a regular plastic bag and are also far bigger meaning they’re great for other purposes too such as storage around the house. Stores will replace your bag for life for free too when it breaks as long as you bring the broken one into store so you’ll only ever have to pay for one bag.
Start composting your food waste. This is a great eco friendly way to dispose of your excess food, it will reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and therefore reduce methane production which is a harmful greenhouse gas. Compost is a nutrient-rich food which acts as a great fertiliser for your garden and improve your soils condition.
Buy loose fruit and veg
When you next go to the shop, instead of buying pre-packaged fruit and vegetables or picking loose fruit and veg to put in those little plastic bags, take your own bag or just buy it loose and put it in your bag for life once you pay. This will massively cut down your plastic intake and reduce the amount of waste your household produces to be sent to landfill.
Use cloth napkins
Cloth napkins are re-usable, washable and will be far cheaper in the long run. When paper napkins are used, they often aren’t even recycled as they tend to end up in the regular bin along with all the food waste, so buying some cloth napkins is well worth the investment environmentally and economically.
Buy energy efficient light bulbs
Energy efficient light bulbs not only use far less energy but they also last a lot longer than regular bulbs so you won’t have to switch them out as often, saving a lot of money whilst looking after the planet at the same time.
Invest in a reusable water bottle
Plastic water bottles take over 1000 years to biodegrade, so investing in a reusable water bottle can save thousands of years of pollution. Reusable water bottles are also far more durable, long lasting and are free to fill up in a lot of places so can also save you money long term.
These are just a few easy methods to start a sustainable life style, there is a lot more you could do, but every action helps and this is a great place to start.