10 WAYS TO BE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit the off switch and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!
TURN IT OFF
If you have let your food go that little bit too far past its ‘best by’ then you need to be sure to compost it rather than putting it in the bin. Not only will this help create a natural fertiliser and keep your garden green, it’ll also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill - and as it won’t break down anaerobically, there will not be a build-up of methane gas.
Not only do LED light bulbs last longer than conventional bulbs, they’re far more efficient too! This means that you’ll be using less power and having to replace your light bulbs less frequently – everyone’s a winner.
USE LED LIGHT BULBS
INVEST IN REUSABLE PRODUCTS
If you can make the journey by foot, bike or public transport, then do it. Driving, unless you’re in an electric vehicle, isn’t very eco-friendly and can really add to your carbon footprint.
A lot of cleaning products have a lot of harmful chemicals in them that aren’t environmentally friendly to create or dispose of. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods of cleaning which are far less harmful.
USE ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS
From clothes to food, the closer to home these products are made and bought, the less carbon is created with their transportation. Not only that, but you’ll be supporting the local economy which means that in time you’ll likely have even more local items to choose from.
DON'T EAT MEAT
Waste not, want not. Did you know that 72 billion pounds of food is lost each year, not including waste at home? This isn’t just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of CO2 being created in landfills.
DON'T WASTE FOOD