Five Easy ways to make your home more eco-friendly.
1. Create your own compost
Composting can cut household garbage by 50%
All you will need is three things,
A compost bin for your garden (from only £20)
A compost bin for your home (from only £12)
Compostable bin bags (optional)
Simply collect all of your food waste in your kitchen, tie it up in a compostable bag and throw it in the outdoor compost bin, where it will break down into compost for you to use in your garden, flower pots and plant beds.
2. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Brands like Method are the same price as conventional brands and they work just as well or better (in my opinion). Only they don’t use harmful chemicals that find their way into our water systems.
3. Check your products for microplastics
Have you ever used a face wash that contained beads? Those are microplastics and they get washed down the drain and into our oceans. Because fish consume microplastics that get dumped into our oceans, we are in turn consuming the plastics that are contained in fish.
They are most commonly used in facial scrubs, toothpaste and cosmetics so check the ingredients for “polyethylene” or “polystyrene”. The easiest way to avoid these ingredients is to look for a natural exfoliating ingredient such as walnut shells, apricot shells and charcoal.
4. Don’t forget your reusable bags!
We all know how many plastic bags we have laying around, that we never remember to bring with us on our shopping trip. Try putting bags back into the boot of the car after your shopping trip, that way even if you do forget to bring them into the supermarket with you. You can leave your trolley loose and pack your bags in the boot of your car.
5. Swap your light bulbs
When bulbs expire or blow you should replace your bulbs with LEDs. LED’s use up to 80% less energy and LED’s usually last longer than 15 regular bulbs. LED bulbs save you money and save energy!
I hope this inspires you to get green this year, every little bit helps!