Eco and Green Environmental Saving Tips for the Home and Office
I’m sure that some of these suggestions and ideas will not be acceptable to everyone.
However small each action is, together they will make a difference if enough conscientious people start to take up some of them.
Here are some simple things we can do: –
- No soda (fizzy drinks) in cans. No water in plastic bottles
- No coffee in disposable cups
- No throwaway plastic razors and blade cartridges
- No Indian food in throwaway takeout tubs
- No Italian food in plastic throwaway tubs
- No Chinese food in plastic throwaway tubs
- Recycle Pizza Cardboard cases
- Take your own reusable containers to takeout joints
- Buy milk in returnable, reusable glass bottles
- Shop for honey and pickled veggies and other goods in jars only from merchants who will take back the jars and reuse them
- Return egg and berry cartons to the vendors at the farmers’ market for reuse
- Use neither paper nor plastic bags – bring your own reusable bags when grocery shopping
- Cancel your magazine and newspaper subscriptions and read online
- Put an end to the junk mail tree killing
- Carry a reusable cup and water bottle
- Carry reusable cloths for everything from blowing your nose to drying your hands
- Politely ask restaurant servers to take away paper and plastic napkins, placemats, straws, cups and single-serving containers
- Pretend McDonalds and Burger King and all their paper and plastic wrappers just don’t exist
- Buy no candy bars, gum, lollypops or ice cream that is individually packaged
- Make your own household cleaners to avoid all the throwaway plastic bottles
- Use baking soda from a recyclable container to brush your teeth
- Use baking soda for a deodorant to avoid the plastic containers that deodorant typically comes in
- Use baking soda for shampoo to avoid plastic shampoo bottles
- Keep a worm bin to compost food scraps into nourishment that can be returned to the earth instead of toxins that seep from the landfills
- Switch to cloth baby & toddler nappies / diapers
- Not buying anything disposable
- Not buying anything in packaging
- Shop for food only from the bulk bins and from the local farmer’s market where food is unpackaged and fresh
- Forget about pre-packaged, processed food of any description
- Give your second-hand clothes away to charities.
- Use old clothes for rags around the home instead of paper towels.
- Offer products you no longer need on Freecycle instead of throwing them away
- Recycle as much as possible but don’t make special journeys to drop the stuff off at the local depot.
There are lots more ways that everyone can try to re-use and recycle than we have listed above.
Chiveton House are keen to use their property experience to improve both living standards by upgrading properties and also to consider using efficient heating methods wherever possible to conserve energy resources.