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Living green: how to become eco-friendly at home

Get some green living tips to show you how you can be more eco friendly in and out of your home.

Key steps

  1. Recycle or reuse as much as possible, from empty spray bottles to parcel packaging.
  2. Replace disposable products with reusable eco-friendly products.
  3. Walk or share a lift to school and work.
  4. Switch off electronics at the end of the day.

There are so many ways that you can begin living green, with simple changes to your everyday lifestyle. Here we will share our top green living tips for how to be eco-friendly, from consuming less energy and change your habits to reuse and recycle product packaging.

How to be environmentally friendly

There are a number of ways you can be more eco friendly when you decide to start living green. These include:

  • Walk or share a lift to school and work.

One of the easiest ways you can live greener is to reduce the energy you use in travelling from place to place. If you live close enough, consider walking or using a bike or scooter to do the school run and make your way to work. If this is not possible, carpool with other school parents and colleagues instead of you all making your own way.

  • Change out single use, disposable products for reusable alternatives.

There are so many eco friendly products for the home on the market these days to replace the disposable ones we are all so used to purchasing and using at home. Consider swapping to reusable ones.

  • Carry cotton shoppers, and cloth bags to the supermarket.

An easy way to lead a greener lifestyle is to stop using plastic carrier bags. Invest in cotton shoppers for your shopping and cloth bags to store loose fruit and vegetable in.

  • Look for refillable, eco friendly cleaning products.

Every household buys a number of cleaning products – both for their homes and for themselves – and this can contribute to their household waste. One way to go green but still enjoy your favourite products is to look for refillable options. These are designed to use less packaging and reduce your reliance on single-use items, such as plastics.

  • Don’t forget to switch it off.    

       An easy way to be more environmentally friendly is to reduce the energy you use in your home and at work. Switching off any lights you aren’t using, turning down your heating and putting your water heater on a timer are just a few ways you can save energy. 

  • Change out your light bulbs.    

       At night we all like to have light and, especially during winter, they can be on for a good few hours. Swapping standard bulbs for energy saving or LED bulbs will not only reduce your energy but save you money too!

Now you have some keys steps to living green you can begin to make easy changes at home. From using eco friendly products to vigilantly reducing, reusing and recycling one use products, you can become more environmentally friendly every day.

Top tip

Reuse empty spray bottles for easy to make products at home such as a homemade all purpose cleaner as an alternative to purchasing single use bottles at the supermarket.