It’s more important than ever before that we look after the environment. Whether you’re at home, the office or out and about, you should always be thinking about what you can do to preserve our beautiful planet.
The latest eBook from Glasdon, ‘Socially Responsible Me’, looks at the ways in which we can do our bit for the environment – and it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. For tips on how you can be more eco-friendly, keep reading.
- Make an effort to recycle
Making more of an effort to recycle is a simple way you can do your bit for the environment. Instead of ditching the stuff you don’t need in the bin, it’s better for the environment if you’re more mindful of how you dispose of certain items.
For example, if you have leftover food after a meal, why not freeze it and eat it on another day? When you need to get rid of packaging, make sure you separate the different materials, such as glass, plastic and cardboard. If you need to clear out your wardrobe, you could take any old clothes and accessories to a local charity shop.
- Cut down on your use of electricity
Did you know that simply cutting down on the amount of electricity you use can help up your green credentials? When less power is used, the amount of toxic fumes and chemicals released from power plants is reduced. As a result, this helps conserve the Earth’s natural resources.
The good news is, there are a number of easy ways you can cut back on electricity at home. For instance, making sure you turn the lights off when you leave a room and switching your appliances off at the socket can help reduce your power consumption, as well as choosing to air dry your clothes instead of using a tumble dryer. Aside from saving the environment, you could stand to save a pretty penny too.
- Reuse old shopping bags
As of October 2015, retail outlets, including supermarkets, introduced a new policy whereby they no longer offer plastic bags at checkout. Instead, these accessories have been replaced by reusable, sustainable bags that cost 5p as part of a scheme put in place to encourage people to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags and the litter associated with them.
Since the scheme was put into action, the number of plastic bags used in England has fallen by 80%. So, by simply remembering to take your bags with you when you go out shopping, you’re doing your bit for the environment.
Do you have any tips on how to be more eco-friendly? Share them in the comments below!