With global warming, climate change and pollution arising, it’s more important than ever to live an eco-friendly lifestyle to help save the planet. Below are five different ways you can start to live a greener lifestyle.
Buy second hand or vintage furniture
Rather than buying new furniture, you could instead buy vintage or second-hand furniture in charity shops or auction houses. Not only will you save money by reusing furniture, but you’re also helping reduce waste overall. You can also look to purchase second-hand items online through Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree.
Let your grass grow
Letting your grass grow can help the environment in so many ways. So instead of cutting your grass every week, you can let them grow for a little bit and cut them every three to four weeks instead. This will encourage more wildlife to your garden. By making a habit of cutting your grass less, you’re saving electricity, resulting in less carbon dioxide emissions.
Use your leftover ingredients
Many of our waste comes from food waste. Most people tend to throw their leftovers in the bin, not realising they can be used for something. Instead of wasting any leftover ingredients, you could find ways to use them for another meal or turn them into something else.
User green energy suppliers
When choosing an energy supplier, you should look for suppliers who are using renewable sources of energy. If you live in the UK, there are a couple of green energy suppliers available. Companies like Good Energy or Green Energy UK are reliable suppliers.
Use baths more
A recent study shows that a shower uses more water than having a bath. So instead of having showers more often during the week, you should look to have more baths to help reduce water usage. While you’re in the bath, you can save more water by washing your hair over the tub while filling up the water.