The time to consider the implementation of eco-friendly ways to live our lives is not a choice any longer. For the sake of our planet, we have to make it part of our homes, what we eat, our transport and even what we wear. Sustainable living and carbon neutrality is a must for all of us and we have to do our best to contribute. Not only will we help the environment, we will save money too in the long run so it is just the most sensible option.
Here are simple steps toward having an eco-friendly home:
1. Energy efficient technology and appliances
2. Switch off appliances when not in use
3. Eat less meat at home
4. Invest in solar panels and LED lights
in your home with LED ones.
5. Step up your recycling
We all have to sort out our rubbish already, but once it has left our front door we cannot be less worried. Pay attention to infinite recyclables such as glass, aluminium and other metals and group them together in bags and clearly marked for easy sorting by recycling companies. Never leave anything on the beach and always try to bring back more than what you took. Also take batteries and other hazardous materials to the appropriate collection points for proper disposal. The government also offers a scrappage scheme for cars.
6. Avoid using plastic
Plastic is part of our daily lives on countless levels. Single-use plastic is the biggest culprit with many people hardly paying attention to the matter: water bottles, crisp packets, shopping bags, packaging, straws and plastic eating utensils are strangling the oceans and already well into the food chain. Part of every piece of delicious seafood now has some micro granules of plastic embedded with a sprinkle of mercury, pesticides and growth hormones for taste! To help counter this, make use of reusable shopping bags, buy refills for anything and try your best not to buy anything that comes wrapped in plastic. Buy bottled water only in glass bottles and get reusable coffee pods for those morning brews.