None of us will live forever, but we still need to leave the planet in a good state for our future generations. Scientists have noted that the temperatures have been rising fast over the past few decades, and if we don’t take care of the planet, it will not sustain life in an ideal way. You can help to take care of the earth by making your house more eco-friendly! Here are a few tips to help you in this journey.
Install a low-flow toilet
Using a lot of water to flush the toilet is one of the causes of water scarcity and many cities are only allowing residents to flush their toilets a certain amount of times. Therefore, you should consider getting a low flow toilet. These toilets do not extract a lot of water from the local pipes and will conserve your local water sources. An extra benefit you will get from low flow toilets is the reduced water bill.
Buy recycled toilet paper
Recycled toilet paper is a lot more sustainable than virgin toilet paper. It helps to preserve trees, reduce energy use, and protect habitats. You can make your family eco-friendly by stocking up on recycled toilet paper, which you can find at supermarkets all over! Or if not, Amazon is always the answer.
Clean with vinegar
Many people use harmful chemical cleaning supplies, and these can have serious implications for the environment and your health. Most of these chemical agents are non-biodegradable and will pollute the atmosphere and water sources. This might end up killing some marine life, thus upsetting the ecosystem. Chemicals which linger in the air can help in the depletion of the ozone layer. To avoid this, you should clean with vinegar. It’s a bit more natural and actually cleans very well!
Use a recycling system
There are many items you can recycle at home. With a recycling system, you will be able to reduce the amount of waste you throw away, and this will preserve the environment. One of the most important things you should consider is to make the bins accessible. Otherwise, no one will use it. You can reduce the wastage of space by stacking the bins vertically instead of horizontally.
Grow plants to improve air quality
There are many houseplants you can grow to improve the quality of air at home. These plants trap and capture pollutants, and at the same time, they provide oxygen. The good thing with plants is that they do not have very little cost of ownership, apart from the purchase.
Use organic cotton or linen sheets
Traditional cotton sheets are produced with a lot of water and chemicals, and this is harmful to the environment and wildlife. Instead of traditional cotton, you should go for organic cotton or organic linen sheets which are produced more sustainably. You’ll also find that they get softer and softer with each wash.
If you implement these small tips today, you will be on track to making your family more eco-friendly in 2020. With these tips, you will also lower your carbon emissions, your use of artificial chemicals, your wastage of water, and your wastage of energy.