5 GREEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME
Now that 2019 is officially here, new year’s resolutions are top of mind for many of us. This year, why not think about some resolutions that can help benefit our beautiful planet? Making an effort to become greener doesn’t mean you have to become an eco-worrier overnight. You can make a big difference by making small changes, even within your own home.
Avoid wasting energy: Generating electricity is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. We can help improve this in our own homes by ensuring that all electronic devices are switched off when they are not in use. Also, consider installing green additions to your home this year. Even smaller changes, like using LED light bulbs can have a positive impact on the environment!
Use eco-friendly and natural products: When buying products for your home, keep an eye out for ‘eco-friendly’, ‘biodegradable’, or ‘non-toxic’ labels. You can also consider natural alternatives to chemical-based beauty products.
Get rid of the plastic! Plastic pollution is an issue all over the world, and can be damaging to humans, animals and the ecosystem. We can reduce plastic waste in our homes by choosing alternative products. Do your shopping with reusable bags and swap out your plastic sandwich wraps for biodegradable packaging. This will save you wasting hundreds of plastic bags every year!
Be water smart: We’re so lucky to live in a country where fresh water is easily accessible, so it’s easy to take the running taps for granted. Water is something that should never be wasted, however. To save water, make sure you’re spending no longer than four minutes in the shower, and ensure that taps are tuned off whenever they are not in use. Other ways to be water smart include installing low-flow shower heads and collecting rain water where possible.
Recycle more: We all know the importance of recycling paper, plastic and glass. But what else can we recycle, repurpose, or give away to someone else? The age old saying, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure is something that we should be embracing. Before you throw something out and contribute to the ever-growing landfill, think creatively about how the item could be used again. For more tips please go to Sanden.
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