October 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Coming out of lockdown, many people want to try out something new in life, taking better care of yourself or even the environment. As we move into a new lease of life as we knew it, it has now more than ever become important to be environmentally conscious. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate some more sustainability into your everyday life...
Drive less/go electric
A great way to be more sustainable this season is to cut back on driving. Walking and cycling is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, particularly for those short trips that do not require a vehicle. With the current COVID-19 lockdown, more people are staying home more often, making a simple walk a luxury. Why not integrate this into your lifestyle?
Ditch the dryer
Did you know that dryers use a substantial amount of energy? Try switching to an indoor drying rack or making the most of outdoor washing lines if it’s a dry autumn day. Where a dryer is a necessity, reduce the amount of energy it uses by removing any excess water, untangling clothes before putting them into the dryer and always dry a full load rather than small piles regularly.
Repurpose old furniture
Upcycling is a great and often overlooked way to be sustainable. Not only does it give a new lease of life to old furniture, but it also saves money and prevents it from being hurled into landfills, and of course is a great way to pass the time.
Ditch the toxic paints
Switching to eco-friendly products not only has a huge positive impact on the planet, but also on one’s overall health. When it comes to home DIY, non-toxic paint is a great alternative, not only is it just like your normal paint, it is free from harmful plastics, toxins and chemicals.
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