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Ways To Go Green At Home

  1. Plant your own fruit and vegetables. Not only will they taste better they won’t have had to travel to reach you. 
  2. Switch your lightbulbs to energy efficient ones.
  3. When you need to replace your white goods look for energy efficient models, such as tumble dryers that use less electricity or dishwashers that are more economical on water.
  4. When shopping use some reusable bags rather than plastic bags everytime you shop.
  5. Avoid buying plastic disposable bottles and instead use a reuseable one.
  6. When washing clothes in the washing machine use a lower temperature, try washing at 30 degrees instead of 40.
  7. Turn off lights when you leave the room.cycle
  8. Try to avoid the car when doing errands and if possible, walk or ride a bike.
  9. Shop at a local farmers market to support your local community and so you’re your food has travelled less miles to reach you. farmers market
  10. When buying furniture or home accessories see if you can buy upcycled, or goods made from reclaimed items or second hand.
  11. When drying clothes try to hang them on a washing line rather than using the tumble dryer.
  12. Unplug appliances, chargers etc when not being used and try not to leave the TV on standby. watering garden
  13. Collect rainwater and use it to water your houseplants and garden.
  14. Repurpose glass jars as leftover containers and bulk storage, these can be perfect for storing items in the kitchen.
  15. Donate your unwanted items to your local charity shop. This way you will be avoid adding to the landfill and your items can be used by someone else.

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