If you have read some of our previous articles then you will have a better idea of how to help protect the environment using small actions. There are many ways you can help the environment from the comfort of your own home. Some of them are very obvious, but others you may not have thought of before. Some of the easiest ones are listed below for you to have a look at. The environment needs all the help it can get so we hope you incorporate at least a few of these into your daily lives.
Read on and find out how you can help the environment at home now.
Compost Food Waste
One of the most environmentally friendly things you can introduce at home is a compost heap. Every day millions of tons of food waste are sent to the landfill. This food waste could be put to better use. Any food waste, or waste that will quickly break down such as tea bags, can be put in a compost bin or heap. This will produce naturally fertile compost that can be scattered in your garden to improve plant health. This will reduce waste and improve your garden.
Reduce Water Waste
A second way to help the environment is to reduce your water waste. There are a few obvious ways to save water daily. Make sure to always take showers instead of baths and keep them as quick as possible. Also, remember when brushing your teeth to turn the faucet off while you are brushing. You can also avoid some water waste by cutting out rinsing your dishes before you put them into your dishwasher.
Donate Your Clothes
Another way to stop the amount of waste you are producing is to clear out your clothes and donate them to a local charity shop or a swap shop. This will stop the unwanted clothes from going to the landfill, reduce the clutter in your home, and hopefully help out a local charity. If you can’t bear to donate them then try and upcycle them in some way.
Reuse Cups and Bottles
One of the most popular ways to save on wastage at home is to reuse as many cups and bottles as you can. If you buy coffee regularly then try to take a reusable cup to the coffee shop with you. For water, try and use the same water bottle. Fill it at the tap instead of buying bottles regularly. This will help to limit the amount of non-biodegradable plastic going into landfills.
Use Windows Instead Of Air Con
One of the last ways you can help the environment at home is to use windows to regulate the temperature instead of appliances like the air conditioning or heating. In the winter keep the windows shut with blinds in order to keep the room warm. When it is warmer outside then have as many windows open as possible to create a through-draught and cool down your home.