7 Eco-Friendly Things To Do Everyday
Being a sustainable fashion business, we consider how everything we do impacts the planet. From where we source our fabrics, to how we make our clothes, and even how we wrap them when they’re delivered to you.
And this ethos extends to our lives, our homes. There are a surprising amount of people, businesses and communities who would like to do more to conserve and protect our natural resources, but they don’t know where to begin with becoming more eco- friendly.
Being eco-friendly simply means having a lifestyle that is better for the environment. It is all about taking small steps towards sustainable living so as to make this planet a better place for our communities and generations to come. Learning to be more environmentally friendly is easier than you think. By making little changes in your everyday life, you can create larger impacts on the environment. Here are 5 ways you can begin to become more eco-friendly.
1. 3 R’s of Waste Hierarchy:
The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) waste hierarchy is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated and to improve overall waste management processes and programs.
2. Conserve Water:
Conserving water reduces the amount of energy that is needed to filter it. Few ways to conserve water through every day activities are – take short showers, fix leaking pipes, keep the running tap close while you brush your teeth, recycle water in your home, use water saving appliances, collect rainwater in a rain barrel to water your lawn.
3. Don’t waste food:
Did you know that 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year? This isn’t just a huge waste of food and money, it adds to the amount of CO2 being created in landfills.
4. Try to cut out plastic:
Plastic seems to have found its way into every single aspect of our lives. However, giving it up isn’t as difficult as you might think – bring a canvas bag with you when you go shopping, buy your fruit and veg loose and stop buying bottled water.
5. Turn it off:
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit the off switch and you could see huge improvements, most noticeably in your energy bills!
6. Plant Trees:
Trees are necessary for us to survive. They give oxygen, fruits, clean the air, provide shelter to wildlife, prevent soil erosion. A shady landscape around your home can help you to reduce consumption of energy and keep your home cool even during summers.
7. Reduce Use of Harmful Chemicals:
Hazardous chemicals like paint, oil, ammonia and other chemical solutions when disposed openly, can cause pollution in the air and water as these chemicals can seep into the groundwater. They should be disposed off to a toxic waste site for safe disposal. If you have some of your own lesser-known eco-friendly ideas we would love to hear about them.