Most of us already do something to help the environment. For instance, you probably try to remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room. And, surely, you don’t mind recycling your soda can if there’s a recycling bin nearby.
However, it’s also true that most of us could be doing a lot more to keep our planet alive. Uh-oh. Is this the part where we guilt you into inconveniencing your life for the sake of going green?
Actually, no, it’s not. The fact is, there are plenty of ways to help the environment that are as easy as what you’re already doing.
And we’re going to share these simple tips with you in the following guide. Read on to learn all about them.
1. Recycle More
We’re all well aware of what food and drink containers are recyclable, particularly glass, plastic, and aluminum. The question is, are you recycling these?
Every year, billions of tons of recyclable materials are added to landfills, where they sit for thousands of years. There’s no excuse for this!
Call your garbage company to get a recycling bin if you don’t already have one. If they don’t offer this, get one from a recycling company. Or, drop off your recyclables on your way to the grocery store.
2. Donate More
Furthermore, the trash bin and the recycling bin are not your only two options, anyway. A lot of your used items can be donated to local thrift stores or charities.
This reduces landfill waste. It also reduces the need to manufacture/transport new goods using unsustainable means.
3. Use Plastic Less
Plastic disposables are arguably the least eco-friendly products there are. Despite the fact that plastic takes longer to decompose than any other material, these products are literally made to be thrown away!
Fortunately, there are eco-friendly alternatives available for almost all of these, like reusable razors, k-cup filters, and water bottles. For any disposable product you often use, look for a reusable option instead.
4. Use Green Products
Similarly, you probably use a lot of harsh cleaners and other products that have a negative effect on the environment once they go down the drain. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly alternatives for these as well. For green products you can trust, look for these certification logos.
5. Upgrade to Energy-Efficiency
The older your appliances are, the more energy they consume. This is for 2 reasons.
First, all appliances lose efficiency over time. Second, new technological advancements are constantly improving the energy efficiency of these appliances. Therefore, if your appliances are all energy-devouring relics, upgrade to new, high-efficiency models instead.
6. Go Solar
2021 is the last year you can get a tax credit for investing in solar panels for your home. Besides, according to blueravensolar.com/virginia/virginia-beach/, these panels save enough money to pay for themselves in just a few years.
Help the Environment With These Easy Tips
As you can see, going green doesn’t have to be a chore. Just remember this guide and use these easy tips to help the environment. Also, please share this guide so that your friends can live eco-friendly lives, too.
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