10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
23 August 2022 | Admin
Everyone knows that reducing their carbon footprint is important, but it can be tough to get started. Here are 10 easy ways to start reducing your carbon footprint today.
1. Avoid buying bottled water
Drinking bottled water results in unnecessary plastic waste that can take up to 1000 years to decompose. By drinking water from a reusable bottle you can reduce your carbon footprint and save water at the same time.
2. Walk or cycle whenever possible
Make walking or cycling to work part of your everyday routine rather than taking the car.
3. Switch to renewable energy sources
The electricity that we use in our homes and offices is often generated by burning fossil fuels, which results in the release of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Switching to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your bills at the same time.
4. Use a clothesline instead of tumble drying your clothes
Using a clothes dryer emits about 200 kg of carbon dioxide per year, which is equal to the amount of carbon dioxide produced by driving an average car for 100 km. By switching to a clothesline, you will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions and help protect the environment at the same time. These bamboo pegs are a great accessory too.
5. Eat less meat
Meat production generates more greenhouse gases than all of the world's transport systems combined. Limiting your consumption of meat to once or twice per week is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health at the same time. There’s also some amazing meat-free alternatives out there such as Beyond Meat and THIS.
6. Turn down the heating
Heating your home can use a lot of electricity and generate a lot of waste heat in the process. By turning down the thermostat when you are not at home you can reduce your energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. You can also look at buying a Radiator Booster, which distributes heat that comes out of the back of your radiator. It will help to heat your room faster, saving you lost energy and reducing your heating bills.
7. Use your appliances more efficiently
Most of our home appliances use a lot of electricity even when they are not switched on. By turning off the lights when you leave the room and turning off the washing machine when you are finished washing your clothes you can reduce the amount of energy that you use and save money at the same time.
8. Avoid disposable products
Using disposable items such as plastic cutlery, plastic bottles and plastic bags produces a lot of waste and causes environmental damage. By avoiding these products wherever possible you can reduce your environmental footprint and save a few dollars at the same time. Our store is full of re-usable products that can help you drastically cut down on the amount of disposable products you use. There’s these reusable food wraps which are a great alternative to cling film for example. Additionally there’s a range of compostable items including dishcloths, sponges, kitchen roll and food bags. Once they’re used just pop them in your compost bin.
9. Support environmental causes
Donating money to an environmental charity is one of the best ways to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment. By supporting these organisations you are helping to protect the planet for future generations.
10. Grow your own food
Growing your own vegetables is a fun and healthy hobby that you can share with others. By growing your own food you can help to reduce your environmental impact and feed your family at the same time.
We hope you'll find these tips useful in reducing your carbon footprint and we hope you'll come back to our website soon for more tips and advice on how to become more environmentally conscious.