Green Living :: 22 Tips For an Eco-Friendly Home
Here are some tips to reduce your carbon footprint, create less waste, and start to live a more sustainable life...
Invest in sustainable products like glass, stainless steel, or bamboo
Always carry your own reusable grocery bags instead of taking plastic bags
Use reusable cutlery instead of using disposable ones
Use reusable straws made from glass, stainless steel, or bamboo. Or simply drink straight from the glass!
Lower your meat consumption
Don’t waste food
Compost veggie/fruit peelings and kitchen scraps
Buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging waste
Use energy-efficient LED light bulbs that work the same but use less energy
Make your own cleaning products like Bio Enzymes, instead of buying chemical cleaners. It is fairly easy, and you can find many tutorial videos online to learn.
Conserve water by turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, or taking quick showers
Carry your own reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles
Reuse and repurpose as much as you can, like reusing glass food containers, candle jars, wine bottles, etc
Recycle anything you cannot reuse such as plastic, aluminium, and paper products
Upcycle items by turning old or broken items into something new
Fix items that are broken instead of replacing such as clothing, furniture and electronics
Donate items you no longer need instead of throwing them away
Shop secondhand when you can for things like decor, furniture, picture frames, TVs, etc
Buy high-quality organic cotton clothing so that your clothes will last longer
Plant trees and support brands and communities who do
Buy less stuff in general by embracing a more minimalist lifestyle
Go paperless by using electronic versions of books, receipts, etc