10 simple things
Everything we do has a knock on effect, that affects us all and especially the next generation. We know that we can not change the world single handily but we can personally make a difference each and everyday.
1) Don’t buy bottled water instead have a water filter fitted at your kitchen sink, this will ensure we cut down on enormous amounts of wasted energy.
2) Buy re-usable bags from the supermarkets – so we all cut down on all those wasted plastic bags.
3) Buy products that have the minimum of packaging, in the first place.
4) One enormous problem to our environment is the seriously enormous mountain of disposable nappies in the world. They are rotten but not decomposing. Think about terry nappies, they are now shaped like a disposable and if you use a liner, makes washing them easy.
5) Wash balls help to cut down on huge amounts of washing detergents that end up choking the rivers and wild life.
6) Most countries, but especially parts of Europe have really good re-cycling policies. So make sure you fully participate anyway you can.
7) Take your cast-offs to the charity shops for re-cycling, these will become someone’s treasures. Interesting all the charity cloths that are not sold are sent to factories that grade the fabrics into types like wool or cotton. Then into colours etc recycled and reused for various things. Ever wondered why a label might have the words pure NEW wool, it’s not been though the re-cycled process.
8) Buy when ever possible re-cycled paper or even better paper made from sustainable managed forests. These trees are regularly planted, produce loads of oxygen and can be a better option to re-cycling. If you need to buy plastic products it is better to buy products from recycled plastic or reusable.
However, for your health try to buy your food products in glass instead of plastic. Either use them for some thing else after or recycle the glass.
9) Buy electrical gadgets that advertise their low running costs, their low consumption of energy.
10) Think about cycling or walking or using public transport sometimes instead of always using your car or car-share as much as possible.