How to be a Conscious & Sustainable Homeowner
To live an eco-friendlier lifestyle means to live in a way that does not cause harm to the environment.
It’s becoming increasingly important for all of us to begin considering living this way as the Earth continues to show signs of looking unhealthy due to our actions. Luckily, there are quite a few sustainable switches we can take to lessen the negative effect our daily lives are having.
Eco Toilet Roll
Switching to Bamboo Toilet Roll will make you realise how simple making more sustainable choices can be.
Paper tissue products are contributing heavily to deforestation across the world, and causing damage to the climate in the process. Bamboo is a much more eco-friendly alternative – it grows much faster than trees and can be harvested again and again.
Not only that, but bamboo also absorbs more carbon than trees and expels more oxygen too, making it a unique and incredible resource to make home essentials like toilet paper out of.
An awful lot of cleaning products contain various ingredients that are harmful to environment – nasty chemicals in detergents, preservatives and foaming agents can cause irreversible damage to our planet’s diversity.
Not only that, but they could also be harming our own health, too. Opt for products that contain no synthetic ingredients for an eco-friendlier clean.
Better yet, use all-natural cleaners like lemon, vinegar and baking soda, you’ll be surprised by how well they work!
Consider renewable energy
Having renewable energy – such as solar panels – is an incredible way to shrink your carbon footprint. Plus, you can even save a huge amount on your energy bills in the long run.
Renewable energy is potentially one of the biggest ways to fight climate change, it will ease our reliance on fossil fuels like oil and coal.
You might even get some money from the government for making the switch. Renewables other than solar include biomass boilers, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.
Food waste is a big problem and is having a big effect on climate change.
1/3rd of all food produced is wasted, equalling $1 trillion globally, every year. Most of which is perfectly edible. An area the size of China is used to grow food that’s never eaten.
We all waste food, sometimes it’s unavoidable. But there are things that can reduce your wastage, like writing a shopping list for meals each week. This can ensure that you only use the food you buy in one go rather than nipping out for smaller items and piling them up in your fridge before being thrown out, uneaten.
You could also plan your meals ahead of time, to ensure you can stick to your shopping list and only buy food for the week’s meals.
These are just a few ways to be a little more conscious as a homeowner, there are plenty more, so do your research and reduce your carbon footprint and your effect on the planet!