5 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly in Your Household
There are countless ways to become more eco-friendly and live in a more sustainable way. Here are 5 small changes you can make in your journey to becoming zero-waste:
Ditch the disposables
It's a given that disposable, non-recyclable waste is clearly one of the main changes anyone can make. Great changes to make are switching to reusable "UnPaper Towels", "UnSponges", reusable make-up pads and more!
Disposable sanitary waste makes up a good percentage of plastic waste in landfill, so switching to reusable sanitary products is a great help too.
Turn off the tap
Turning the tap off when brushing your teeth and not washing dishes under running water can help conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution. Just by turning off the tap when you brush your teeth, you can save up to 8 gallons of water!
While we don't fully agree with plastic packaging, we do encourage you to reuse and plastic packaging you might receive - even plastic carrier bags from your supermarket can be reused to send items in the post.
Buying local produce
A great way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy locally produced goods from farm shops or markets. Even if you shop at supermarkets, fresh produce should be labelled with its country of origin. Buying locally produced goods will reduce emissions from the fuel that's used to get the items from farms to your door!
Sell or donate things you no longer want
I'm partial to a good eBay bargain, but I also donate a lot of items to local charities so they can be loved by others too! Selling your items gets money in your pocket and you may just have what someone else is looking for. When donating to charities, you get the good feeling of knowing that when they sell your donation(s) the charity will benefit from the money raised - win, win!