The global warming issues our planet is facing are getting worse, so we all must play our part to stop this from happening. The smallest of changes can make a difference, so we must all do what we can to help reduce the issues. Here are 4 lifestyle changes you can make to benefit the environment.
Food disposed of in landfill takes up valuable space and produces large amounts of greenhouse gases which is not only money down the drain, but impacts massively on the environment. Making sure you recycle your leftovers in a food waste caddy will help this issue. It can be recycled into soil improvers or even to generate electricity that is subsequently fed back into the national grid.
Composting at home is something else that you might want to try. There are various composting methods, all of which are pretty easy and will generate some top-quality fertilizer for your garden.
Use Alternative Transport
Vehicles create a lot of pollution, so, instead of just jumping in your car each day, it’s worth considering alternative methods of transport. Cycling to work, for example, is becoming far more popular. Many companies are even promoting cycle-to-work schemes where they buy bicycles for employees at a reduced rate, with the cost recuperated via a monthly salary deduction.
Although buses and trains create pollution, it is far better for 50 people to be traveling on a bus than 50 cars on the road, so that’s something else to consider.
We may all be guilty of wasting water, but by making a few simple changes we can help reduce this issue. If you enjoy gardening and have many plants to water regularly, a drip irrigation system provides many benefits. As well as using less water, the water soaks the soil and goes directly to the plants. It is easy to set up and, if your garden layout changes, it’s adaptable with drip irrigation piping and the necessary compression fittings.
Other simple ways to save water include switching the tap off when cleaning your teeth, spending less time in the shower, or you could even have a water butt installed to catch rainwater – which is perfect for using to water house plants.
Be Mindful Of Plastic
Plastic packaging is everywhere. If you look around your home, you might be shocked at how much there is. From shampoo bottles to face cream containers, there is an abundance. Shampoo bars and buying in bulk can help reduce the amount of plastic you use, as can drinking water straight from the tap rather than grabbing a pre-packed bottle. When grocery shopping, take bags with you. Brown paper bags are also wasteful so using what we already have at home is far better.
Freezer bags and plastic food wrap are two of the most commonly used single-use plastics in households across the world. Consider switching to glass containers with bamboo lids or beeswax wraps instead.
Changes we make now will positively impact the future of our beautiful planet.