Whether you want to save money, challenge yourself or make positive changes to help the planet, we can all benefit from being a little eco-friendlier. It’s easy to think that being an eco-warrior means living off-grid and living a wholly minimal lifestyle, but in reality, changing our lifestyles to benefit the planet and our pockets, doesn’t have to be quite so dramatic.
Here we’ll explore some simple lifestyle changes you can embrace to be eco-friendlier and do your bit for the planet.
Switch to LED Bulbs
If you’re still using energy-efficient lighting in your home, then you may be interested to hear that there is a better alternative. Energy efficient and easy to use LED spotlights are the perfect way to lower your energy bills, waste less energy and lower your carbon footprint. With high brightness and intensity, you can stylise your home with LED bulbs effortlessly, safe in the knowledge that the low radiated heat and long-life components of these bulbs have the potential to run for over 50,000 hours. In addition LED bulbs are kinder to the planet, as they don’t contain the harmful chemicals that other lighting options have, making them safer to dispose of, as long as this is done responsibly.
Turn Off Your Appliances!
If it’s not in use, it needs to be switched off! Energy conservation is incredibly important in terms of reducing your carbon footprint. Avoid leaving your electricals on standby, and remember to not leave items turned on overnight. Not only will you be helping the planet but you’ll also reduce your electricity bills.
Try to Cut Back on Your Plastic Habit
Plastic plagues our everyday lives, unfortunately, it’s incredibly difficult to avoid. From our fruit and vegetables to excessive amounts of packaging on household items and online deliveries. To be a little eco-friendlier, try to avoid as much plastic as possible, this could mean using reusable bottles and coffee cups, metal straws and cutlery and being proactive about remembering these things when you’re out and about. Opt for loose fruit and veg and products that have biodegradable packaging that can be recycled or placed in your compost heap.
Recycle, recycle, recycle!
In terms of doing your bit for the planet and leading an eco-friendly lifestyle, recycling can feel pretty old hat. However, its impact on the planet should never be underestimated or forgotten! Today you can recycle so much more than just old milk cartons and boxes, everything from clothes and batteries to electrical items and glasses! Before you throw it away, do a little research to see if it can be recycled instead.
Fix Before You Throw It Away
Whether it’s an old pair of jeans or a top with a button missing, tired shoes or broken jewellery, before you throw away something, ask yourself – can I fix this? It’s much more environmentally friendly to repair items rather than sending them to rot in landfills. A little research and practice can help you here!
Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to mean a drastic lifestyle change, follow the tips above to consider a better way to live!