How can we protect the environment in our homes? With these simple tips for eco-friendly life, you will reduce the environmental impact of your daily activities. Moreover, you will take care of your health and, in passing, you will considerably reduce your electricity and electricity bills at the end of the month.
Reduce, Reuse And Recycle For Eco-Friendly Life
Apply the famous 3R to your daily life, and do it in that order. Do not buy unnecessary things before throwing something in the trash. And ask yourself if you can give it a second life (for example, you can use glass jars to store sugar or salt). Finally, deposit your waste in the corresponding recycling bins.
Take advantage of the water For Eco-Friendly Life
Are you going to shower, and the hot water takes a long time to come out? Don’t let so many liters of water be wasted. To be more ecological, you can pick it up in a bucket and use it to scrub or water the plants.
Turn Off Lights For Eco-Friendly Life
Always turn off the lights of the room when you are going out. Of course, in the case of energy-saving light bulbs and fluorescent lights in kitchens, the ignition moment consumes a lot of energy. So, if you are going back in less than 20 minutes, it is better to leave it on.
Use the washer responsibly For Eco-Friendly Life
Please wait until it is full, use short programs, and wash hot only when the clothes are filthy. Besides, do not abuse soap and softener. The latter is very polluting, and its use is also discouraged in delicate garments such as mountain material with Gore-Tex.
Save energy while cooking in the oven
In the kitchen, an oven is an appliance that consumes the most power in the house. Therefore, turn it on to cook several foods at once. Furthermore, please turn it off before the end of cooking time: with residual energy, it will be enough.
Many cleaning products are made with very aggressive chemicals for health and the environment. Try to minimize its use and explore other healthier possibilities and homemade cleaning products. Did you know that white vinegar has disinfectant properties, degreases and removes rust?
Apply the simple tricks of this decalogue of home ecology, as it will be good for the environment, your health and your pocket.
Used oil, never down the drain
Each liter of used oil that is dumped in the sump can contaminate 1,000 liters of water. You can avoid it with a simple gesture, by keeping it in a boat or carafe and take it to the clean spot. And the most tricky thing is that you can make homemade soap with the used oil.
Watch out for air conditioning and heating
Whether it is hot or cold, do not abuse the air conditioning and heating. Hence, before running to turn on the device, you can perform simple gestures to save energy and money. Thus, you should close the windows and lower the blinds in the hottest hours of summer, or in winter when it gets dark and the temperature drops.
Devices in stand-by
Please do not leave the mobile charger plugged in or the stand-by appliances, they can account for 20% of your electricity bill.
Buy organic, local, and seasonal products. Moreover, choose the ones that carry less plastic containers, and with less polluting manufacturing processes. For example, buy Bamboo decorated straws instead of plastic straws. See our option below.
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