Monday 3 May 2021

8 Ways to Become More Eco Friendly at Home.

{Collaborative Content} There’s more to being eco friendly than just recycling your trash at home, and many people don’t realise how easy it is to become that little bit more eco friendly in their homes and with their lifestyle. Being eco friendly doesn’t mean you have to cut out things you love from your life, and it can actually save you a ton of money in the long run. Interested? Take a look at these tried and tested ways of being more eco friendly at home.

Switch to one vegan day a week
Veganism is on the rise and if you don’t want to cut out animal products from your life, you don’t have to! However, switching to vegan meals one day a week can dramatically reduce the impact you’re having on the environment. Plus, you’ll be surprised at how delicious vegan meals can be!

Bamboo is a product that many people only associate with being in the garden or for pandas. However, bamboo is an extremely sustainable product that can be reused and recycled. Things like toothbrushes and kitchenware can be traded for bamboo versions and not only help the environment, but look great too.

Create your own vegetable garden
Growing your own salad, fruit and vegetables is not only great fun and rewarding, but also a very sustainable option compared to buying produce that’s been sprayed with pesticides and packaged in plastic. It’s also a great way to get the kids involved!
Start a compost heap
If you love gardening then this one's for you. Starting your own compost heap with veg peelings and other recyclable waste will leave you with super nutritious soil that you can use around your garden - and on your vegetable patch!

Install water butts
Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of water you’re using to water your garden? The amount in litres will stagger you! Installing water butts around your garden to collect rainfall will dramatically reduce the amount of water you’re using from the hose, not to mention the amount of money it will save you. Rain water is free!

Switch to eco friendly light bulbs
The next time you have to replace your light bulbs consider switching to an eco friendly version. They may take a minute or two to kick in, but they’ll save you money and they’re more friendly to the environment!

Think carefully about replacing appliances
Appliances can use a lot of energy to run - at least older appliances can anyway! These days, appliances are tested rigorously for their energy rating and performance. Check the 5 star energy rating the next time you need to replace an appliance around your home.

Only use reusable containers and packaging
Finally, plastic bags and containers are not good for the environment, so why not make the switch to cardboard, paper, and even glass containers for your groceries and storage? Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they look much better and last so much longer! Don’t forget to switch to reusable shopping bags too!

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