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Life Changes You can make for a More Eco-friendly Home

The impact we are having on our surrounding is becoming something we should start worrying about with our lifestyles being far from eco-friendly. A massive waste of resources and over-doing everything has led us to a point where we need to take a step back and consider making a few changes.

  • Switch instead of buying: With plenty of people looking to revamp their closet every month or so, the amount of material that goes straight to the landfills has increased. Instead of throwing away your old clothes and going straight to the store to stock up on some more, try going to one of the many swap events across the UK where you can pick up clothes other people do not want to wear anymore and they can do the same. Even if you are keen on going to a store, drop your clothes off to one of these events so that they can live a second life.

Buy and eat more veg at home and cut down on meat to be more eco-friendly

  • Local products- Instead of importing flaxseeds from another country take the time to look for a more local option. You are saving your money and being more eco-friendly as well. The plastic it takes to pack the product, the gas that is used to transport it and the pesticides used to keep it for longer will not be necessary if you choose to depend on local farmers. You will also have fresh products and better relations with the people that sell it to you rather than having a middleman doing the job for you.
  • Go veg- Eating tons of meat is not good for you or your surroundings. At least 30% of the world’s land is being used to rear animals for the production of meat. The production of meat is also producing a lot of harmful gases along with it that are negatively affecting the air you breathe. If the production of meat is reduced, it will leave us with cleaner surroundings, a healthier body and more land.

Home office with green shelving, plants and various artworks framed on the walls

  • Work at home- Tons of businesses are realising that letting their employees work from home for one or two days of the week is actually saving company costs and making their brand more eco-friendly at the same time. If one million people were given the opportunity to work from home for any one day of the week, that in itself would cut down the CO2 buildup in the atmosphere by three million tons. A bicycle, sharing a car or trying public transport are all better options than driving to work every day.