There is so much talk about going greener. In your everyday life, there are so many small changes that you can make within your lifestyle that can be used to help the planet. Along with the benefits to the planet, these changes could also save you in the long term financially, reduce your chemical intake, and allow you to reduce your waste. Here are some eco-friendly lifestyle changes that can be made which will support you in doing your part.
Grow Your Own Produce
You don’t need any extensive garden to start growing your own ingredients. Whether you live in an apartment or house with rolling lawns, you can still get green-fingered and get growing.
There are so many options available if space is limited such as using hanging baskets or even growing your own herbs on the kitchen window cill. Any items you can grow save being bought and using packaging, save wastage, and will taste amazing as they’ll be grown organically. Along with growing produce, you’ll also be supporting the ecosystem and making your space more insect and bee-friendly.
Recycle Where You Can
Consider all of those creative ways in which you can recycle. For example, when you finish with a glass jar instead of throwing it out, consider that harissa recipe you’ve been wanting to try and storing the harissa in this jar instead.
Eat Less Meat
Cutting down on your meat consumption is one way that you’ll instantly support the reduction of emissions that influence global warming. Consider making one or two of your weekly meals vegetarian or eating fish as a substitute.
Use Technology More And Reduce Your Paper Waste
The great aspect of our day and age is that technology surrounds us all. Due to having all this technology at your fingertips, it is becoming easier to get through a day or more without the need to use a single sheet of paper. So the more you can use technology the better. The less paper used the less paper production is needed, and more trees can remain in our forests. Of course, on the occasions where you do need paper, make sure you recycle it when done.
Switch To Canvas Bags Instead Of Plastic
They are readily available in the majority of stores and online. Although they can cost a little more than their in-store alternatives they offer a more sustainable and long-lasting solution to your shopping needs.
By being made of canvas they are more sturdy than their plastic counterpart and will be able to hold more weight when nipping out for groceries. You can also get ones that are tastefully decorated and therefore an item that can be used as a fashion piece as well as a practical one.
Invest In A Compost Bin
Making your own compost is a great way to recycle those leftovers you may have. By recycling them in this way will not only save you money but support your garden and produce growth.
Consider Changing How You Do Your Cleaning
It can be really easy when strolling down the cleaning aisle in the superstore to buy all the various cleaning supplies known to man. However, when you are running low and considering your cleaning options, think about what eco-changes you can make.
Firstly, think about your old clothing garments. Instead of binning them when they are worse for wear, considering cutting them up and using them as cleaning cloths. By doing this you’ll be able to re-wash them after use as well.
Home-made cleaning products are another way to be eco-friendly. By using the homemade product you will reduce the chemicals being applied to your home and again you will be able to recycle the bottles instead of buying new ones each time.
Walk, Cycle Or Use Public Transport
This may sound obvious, but the less we rely on cars or motorbikes the better. Not only are these alternative methods of travel better for the environment they are better for you too.
Not only do they offer you forms of exercise walking or cycling omit no gases and are the most eco-friendly options available. However, where this is not viable public transport is the next best option. By using transport that is shared with others it significantly reduces the number of emissions in comparison to each person using their own private vehicle.
Changes In Your Home
Next time you’re putting a load of washing on, use a cold wash, add an extra jumper to your outfit instead of increasing your thermostat, unplug your devices when not in use, put your clothes on the washing line, change to energy-efficient light bulbs. All of these little adjustments will help reduce your overall energy consumption in your home, making it run more eco-friendly.