The sea level is rising, natural disasters are happening, and landfills are filling up. Plus, climate change is taking place, and the whole world is in need of your help.
To achieve this, you will need to live a life unplastic and go green. Going green can sometimes come at a cost. But with the following ways, you can save both cash and the environment:
1. Use Reusable Produce Bags
There are a lot of aesthetically useful and pleasing products on the market. If you don’t want plastic bags to end up in oceans and seas and kill marine life, the best thing to do is learn how to use reusable produce bags. You may consider ditching plastic bags and opt for cotton pads, ziplock bags, coffee pods, and tote bags.
2. Take Waste Out Of The Equation
Convenience normally takes precedence as you move through your everyday life. This is one of the principles underlying the consumer culture that heavily depends on disposable products, which are heavy on the packaging.
Most of these throwaway and single-use items end up in landfills. Even those which end up in the recycling bin need energy for reuse and processing. In simple terms, regardless of which type of bin you use to dispose of waste materials, you will be creating refuse.
So when looking for ways to minimize dependency on disposable products, you won’t just reduce environmental waste. You will also minimize wasteful spending by using organic cotton produce bags and other ways.
3. Turn Off And Unplug
Your appliances will still use power even when you are not using them if they remain plugged in at all times. So you should consider unplugging them until the next time you need to use them. If you also leave the lights on in your home, consider switching them off. Teach your kids the habits, and you may start noticing savings on your electricity bill.
4. Consider Low Tox Cleaning
Don’t just use a food saver bag to reduce your carbon footprint. Be sure to also make your own cleaning products using a mix of baking soda and vinegar. Infuse the mixture with citrus peel, rosemary, or lavender springs to save and you’ll have an efficient and great smelling product that is cont costly and is also safe for the environment.
5. Buy Fresh Vegetables And Fruits
It can be easier to pop frozen vegetables into your microwave to save time. However, buying them fresh is cheaper and helps add zero plastic waste to the environment.
Experts have suggested several ways that can help you keep produce fresh for a long time. Although unlike frozen products, fresh produce will take more time to wash and prepare, in the long run using them will save you cash and minimize waste.
The Bottom Line!
Just a few things make people more unsettled than the current statistics on climate change. If you feel sad thinking that there is nothing you could do to change and make the world a better place to live, believe it or not, there is much you may do to change everything including buying fresh vegetables/fruits, investing in reusable items, or composting.