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Top 10 Ways To Go Green In 2023 & Beyond

Get inspired and do your bit with these simple steps towards an eco-friendly lifestyle:


1. Shut off and unplug electronics when you are not using them - Just because your computer is asleep and your coffee maker isn't brewing away, doesn't mean they aren't still sucking up energy! It's good for the environment and it's also good for your energy bill...


2. Try to switch to Eco-friendly cleaning products in your home - Many household cleaners contain chemicals that are not only harmful to the environment but our own health too. You can make your own cleaner using water and ingredients like tea tree oil, vinegar, or baking soda.


3. Save paper and money by switching out your paper towels and magic erasers for reusable, and/or biodegradable cleaning cloths - For example, bamboo cleaning towels are durable enough to handle tough scrubbing, and most can be washed and reused up to 100 times, crazy! As they are made from sustainable and renewable sources, they leave minimal or no imprint on the earth at the end of the product life cycle.


4. Purchase reusable shopping bags, and keep a few in your car at all times - You can even get affordable insulated bags to keep your perishables safe on the drive home too.


5. Take your own mug to the coffee shop - A lot of coffee shops will give you a discount for bringing your own cup.


6. Avoid 'wish-cycling' - Putting the wrong items in your home recycling bin can contaminate recycling and lead to more waste going to landfill or incineration. Take care to understand the recycling labels, don't recycling mixed material packaging and research what items your local council accepts.


7. Get the junk out of your trunk (literally!) - Extra weight in your car decreases fuel efficiency by a surprising amount and over days and months, it'll cost you as well as the environment.


8. Support Green Businesses - You can trust their products, services, and industrial processes to be good for you and the environment. Trust us, we are one of them 😊


9. Turn down the thermostat - Put on an extra jumper, or hoodie or use a blanket before you go to turn on (or up) the heat, and turn your thermostat down (or off) at night and when you aren't home.


10. Donate to and shop at your local charity store - Look into and use neighbourhood groups and smart phone apps to buy, sell, trade, and giveaway items that can be re-used.


OUR BONUS TIPS: Always turn off the lights when you leave a room, turn down the thermostat and avoid single-use plastics!



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