Whether you want to go green to save money or help the environment, they are plenty of eco-friendly ideas that are easy and affordable to implement at home.
In addition to buying zero waste sustainable bath products, the following ideas will help you keep a sustainable home:
#1 Turn Off Electricity
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to be green. Leaving electric appliances on unnecessarily is a big waste of energy.
#2 Buy Eco-Friendly Appliances
Make sure your appliance and technology are energy-efficient. You will be using less electricity when they are on, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint.
#3 Use Renewables
Change your source of energy to 100% renewable if you can. You can go solar on your home and eventually get all of your energy from the sun in warmer climates. Some cities offer 100% renewable energy sources, too.
#4 Do Not Waste Food
Millions of tons of food are wasted in America every year. This is a big waste of money and food, and it also creates more CO2 in landfills.
If you have food that is spoiling or meal scraps, you can compost it rather than putting it down the garbage disposal. This creates a wonderful fertilizer that keeps the garden green and healthy. It also reduces what goes into our landfills.
#6 Recycle As Much As You Can
If you want to have a greener lifestyle, you probably are recycling. But you could probably improve what you are doing. The fact is, you can recycle most things, from cars, to paper to batteries.
#7 Try To Reduce Plastic Use
Plastic seems to be in most items we buy. But giving it up is not as hard as you think. Bring a paper or canvas bag with you when you shop, buy your fruits and vegetables loose and do not buy anything in a plastic bottle, such as water.
#8 Use LED
LED bulbs last longer and they are much more efficient, with about 70% of their energy going to light, rather than 70% to heat as with conventional bulbs.
Put more insulation in your attic to keep it warm in winter and cold in summer. This is one of the most eco-friendly tips out there, and it will save on your electric bill.
Try these eco-friendly ideas to make your life more sustainable, and affordable too!