With so many new ways to become eco-friendly, there is no excuse to not be incorporating better steps into your daily routine to help the environment. From the foods you eat to the products you buy, it’s simple steps that can make the biggest difference. It’s not expected of you to make huge changes to your everyday life, but small and easy steps will really help you on the road to an eco-friendlier lifestyle. Continue reading to find out just how you can kick-start your eco-friendly mission.
Many people are under the impression that leaving a few dishes in the sink is unhygienic and lazy, which in some cases it is, however, if you know you’re going to be using some more cutlery or a few more plates before the day is out, then you should let the dishes pile up (slightly) before doing one big wash at the end of the day. By doing this, you’ll be saving water and being more conscious of the amount of water you waste on a daily basis. Similarly, by filling the dishwasher up to its fullest and running a cycle, you are actually being more water efficient than you would be doing individual washes for each of the dishes you use. This may not be a huge change, but it’s one that will really help you to save water and be more water efficient.
Creating your own compost heap is a fantastic way of giving energy back to your garden through waste. The things that you may see as rubbish and a waste, such as leaves, food waste, and garden trimmings are all things that your garden will benefit from if you add them to your compost heap. There are lots of different ways in which you can create a compost heap, such as introducing products like these to your garden.
By cutting back on the amount of plastic you use each day, you are going to make a significant impact on plastic reduction. Most people use large amounts of single use plastic on a daily basis, which is not necessary at all. With so many alternatives to single use plastic, such as recyclable bottles and containers produced from eco-friendly materials, it’s time to start thinking about how you can cut out the plastic waste in your life. One of the most common plastic waste products used in many households are plastic straws. Instead of throwing away plastic straws every single day, invest in some stylish metal straws that can be used again and again and again.
Conscious Food Shops
Making the right decision when it comes to your weekly shopping is really going to help you become eco-friendlier. Firstly, if you travel to a shop by car for supplies daily, then this is a lot of fuel energy being used when you could reduce this down considerably. If possible, aim to go to the shop once a week to do a weekly shop rather than daily, as this will really help to reduce your carbon footprint. Similarly, if you do your shopping online, you can have it delivered to your door without even having to start the car. As well as this, you should also look at reducing the amount of red meat you eat during each week. Studies show that meat and dairy production is responsible for 14.5% of climate changing gases, so reducing the amount you eat will help bit by bit.