For some people, the only time they’re interested in hearing about the environment is when they’re scrolling through Leonardo DiCaprio’s Instagram feed and he’s talking about saving a polar bear or feeding a baby seal. However, the truth is, we’re all capable of doing our part to help the planet and there a quite a few simple changes we can make to be more eco-friendly. Some are small, easy changes, and some are slightly bigger and slightly harder, but even if you just do one or two, it all makes a huge difference.
Taking out the trash has never been so important. Landfill sites are filling up fast and this is bad news for the environment; you can help this by recycling your trash. Plastics, papers, glass and cartons can all be recycled, and although separating it can be annoying, it’ll make a huge difference in the long run.
Buy Your Own Water Bottles
We all love bottled water, right? It’s so convenient and there are so many great brands to choose from, but the fact is, it’s wasteful. Ditch the plastic water bottles, and buy your own water flask to fill up at the tap. By doing so, you’ll not only save money, but you’re limiting the amount of waste you create.
Use Canvas Bags For Your Groceries
We all seem have a limitless supply of plastic bags at home from old grocery trips that just keeps piling up, so try switching to canvas bags instead. Keep them in your car, keep them in your purse; they always come in handy. Companies like Trader Joe’s reward your environmentally friendly decision by adding you to a prize raffle for every bag you bring in yourself.
Drive a car that’s good for the environment
We still need to get to work and get the groceries home from the store, which isn’t easy without a car. The answer is to get a car that’s eco-friendly, which means something with low emissions that doesn’t burn a lot fuel. Fortunately, these cars can be pretty cheap; for instance, you can get a nice little Hyundai or a Ford Fiesta for a decent price, and if you want something stylish, you’re bound to find a second-hand Mini Cooper for sale somewhere.
Spend Less Time In The Shower
We all enjoy a nice, hot shower, but we don’t need more than five minutes to get clean. Cutting just one minute off your daily shower can save nearly a thousand gallons of water each year – that’s massive! It’s not only great for the environment, but it’ll make your water bill cheaper too!
Remember To Turn Off The Lights
Turning off the lights when you leave the room is simple to do, but you’d be surprised how many people forget! Make it a habit to check each room before you leave the house, and if you’re not using the room, ask yourself if that light needs to be on.
Start Using A Composter
This tip often makes people a bit squeamish, but using a composter is amazing for the environment. By having one, you’re building a place to recycle. They’re also not difficult to make. Look at websites like Pinterest on how you can make your own in a flash.