Whether you’re enjoying a day trip with the kids or knuckling down to do a day’s work, there might be a whole range of steps you could take to be kinder to the environment. If you’re keen to become more eco-friendly, the following tips should help.
Be more environmentally conscious when you’re out and about
In its eBook ‘Socially Responsible Me’, environmental and safety product specialist Glasdon drew attention to the importance of using recycling bins rather than regular bins wherever possible. You can now find uk.glasdon.com/recycling-bins and other similar solutions on the streets, in supermarket car parks and a host of other locations. So, when you’re about to chuck a bottle or wrapper into the bin, stop yourself and make the effort to find a suitable recycling container instead.
Try to avoid using disposable drinks containers too. For example, rather than buying bottled water on a regular basis, invest in a reusable bottle and fill it up from the tap. Meanwhile, if you’ll be eating on the move, try to plan ahead and make your snacks at home instead of purchasing plastic-wrapped sandwiches or salads.
Find ways to be greener at home
It’s easy to get into bad habits at home, from turning the heating up too high to leaving the lights on when you leave a room. To cut your energy use, think about lowering your thermostat a little. Over the course of a whole winter, this could save you big on your energy bills and it will reduce your carbon footprint. Also, make sure you switch lights and appliances off when you’re not using them.
When it comes to your food shop, take the time to go through your cupboards and fridge to see what you actually have before you make a list of what to buy. This should stop you from doubling up on supplies and mean you end up throwing less food away. Also, when you have leftovers from a meal, make sure you reuse or freeze this food if you can.
Consider going paperless at work
In the office, make sure you print off as little as possible. You might even want to make an effort to go completely paperless. As well as reducing harm to the environment, this can cut down on clutter in your workspace. You might also benefit from doing a waste audit of your company to see if you can reduce your use of resources. Of course, it’s important to recycle any waste you can too.
These actions don’t have to take much time or effort and they could help you to go greener for the sake of the planet.
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