Small tricks and tips to consume more locally and responsibly
Minimize water usage
You can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle by using less water and reducing your purchases of bottled water. Take a shorter bath in the morning or install a low-flow shower. Investing in a low-flow shower head is worth it when you receive your next water bill which is much less than the latter. Easy to cut the purchase of bottled water. Even if you live in an area where tap water isn’t tastier, buying a water filter will get rid of this odd taste from your water and purify it according to bottled water standards. In addition, the water filter will save you money in the long run, when you don’t have to take a trip after a trip to the store to buy more bottled water.
Prefer canvas bags over plastic
Many stores provide a canvas bag as a substitute to their harmful generic plastic and paper bags. Though a canvas bag usually costs some bucks to buy, these are in fact much more valuable than one may imagine. A canvas bag is stronger than a typical plastic or paper bag and can hold more goods. A canvas bag may also be utilized to store items or pack items when moving – making it useful in more than one way. Parents, if you have children that are about to head off to college, investing in a few canvas bags would be a great gift. Your children may not know this yet, but they will move a lot in the next few years and these bags will be handy when they need to bring the books, they have collected in the classroom to the classroom with them. Even if you don’t use canvas bags, reusing plastic bags is a wonderful way to live eco-friendlier. Just use plastic bags in small trash cans around your home, or recycle a used grocery bag! Every small change can make a big difference.
Minimize paper usage and recycle
Today’s world depends on computers and digital technology to a huge extent. It’s not that hard to pass a day without using a notebook or even paper. The less paper you use, the less trees would be cut down to produce that paper. According to the EPA, by recycling short ton paper (0.91 tons), you can save 17 mature trees. If you need to use paper in your work or school, you can still make a difference by recycling the paper you use. More than 40 percent of municipal solid waste today is paper or its allied products. Paper production using recycled paper requires less energy than making new paper. Recycling your products is one of most eco-friendly ways to live.