Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: How To Save The Environment At Home

If you are wondering how to stay green while at home then we have ten great tips to help you protect the environment and maybe even save money in the process. The resources on earth are finite and we need to be more mindful of our actions. There is loads of advice online these days on how to stay green. Try and implement one or two of these recommendations at a time. Slowly you will become the earth-saving aficionado you’ve dreamed of being.

Read on and find out how to save the environment from your home.

1.     Think About Packaging

The first way to reduce your waste is to think about the packaging of products. Try to buy things that come in minimal packaging, or none at all. Bring your own carrier for fresh fruit and veg when visiting the supermarket.

2.     Recycle As Much As Possible

Local authorities are making it far easier to recycle much of your waste. It doesn’t take long to divide your glass from your general waste so make sure you do it. It may be a hindrance to begin with, but it will be better in the long run.

3.     Eat Green

Try to eat less pork and beef. Fish and poultry have far less impact on the environment. Some people even do ‘Meat-Free Mondays’ in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

4.     Reduce Energy Consumption

Turn lights off behind you and unplug devices when you are not using them. This will not only save you on electricity bills but will also mean you are helping to take small steps towards protecting the environment.

5.     Use Cold Water

When it comes to washing clothes and dishes, you can use cold water. As long as the detergent or washing liquid is involved, the items will be just as clean. Only use hot water if you are trying to remove stains or clean extremely dirty items.

6.     Donate Unwanted Items

When your clothes no longer fit you or if you have a board game you don’t play anymore, donate them to your local charity shop. Not only will it stop the item going to the landfill, it will also help the charity to make some much-needed cash.

7.     Use Natural Ingredients

If you are into your skincare, try using all natural ingredients for your cleansers and face masks. Make your own out of recommended fruit and veg if you like. Try and find products that don’t use any manmade chemicals.

8.     Refuse A Bag

Always take reusable bags to the supermarket when you are shopping. There has been a big push to reduce the number of plastic bags being used in the UK. Try and help eradicate them by always refusing a bag.