Many of us are looking for quick and easy ways that we can help the environment. We know the planet is precious and want to find ways to help, but also may find it easy to become overwhelmed or discouraged. That’s where these handy tips come in!
Whether you are at home or at work — wherever you spend the majority of your time — there are small ways that you can still make a big impact. If everyone makes a small change, we will experience big results.
Read the tips and suggestions below and see how many environmentally friendly changes you could make, whether at work or just around the house.
- Use Greener Products
The cleaning products we use can have a profound impact on the environment and even our health. While some products have been specifically designed to be sensitive or hypoallergenic, others that achieve great results can still come with a heavy cost.
They may aggravate skin conditions, respiratory problems, or cause toxicity in the water supply and oceans. Switching to greener alternatives, such as those that are natural, recycled, or at the very least do not use additional toxins or microbeads (particles of plastic) is a better choice.
Composting can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to make food waste environmentally friendly. There are now compost bins in a range of styles and sizes, meaning that they can be kept indoors for ease of use.
They no longer have to interfere with your decor, cause a bad odour, or be kept outside and thus less likely to be used. Compost bin designs have evolved to fit a more modern eco-conscious lifestyle!
They work by breaking down your food waste in a way that means it can be used to greatly enrich soil, or be disposed of more safely. Food that goes to landfill not only increases waste but can also lead to heavy emissions. Composting is a great way we can help at home!
3. Use Leftovers
Food waste is one of the largest areas of waste in the household — and beyond. You can contribute positively to the environment by making use of your leftovers and reducing your food waste.
There is now a great range of delicious recipes that are specifically intended to use up common leftovers, as well as affordable storage solutions that keep food fresher for longer.
You can also extend this approach to other materials such as electronics and clothing, reusing, recycling, or repurposing them rather than simply throwing them away. You could share with family and friends, sell online, or transform a fabric into something new. Get creative!