Any long-term habit stems from an idea, the decision to implement the idea and the commitment to make it an ongoing routine. The New Year is the perfect time to reassess your sustainability habits and find out where you can make improvements. Here are a few eco resolutions to consider adding to your action plan:
If the thought of not using any paper in the kitchen is daunting to you, with a little organisation and preparation you’ll see that it’s really easy to achieve. Plus, it’s so much better for the environment. Almost up to one-third of a household’s waste comes from paper – yikes! Here’s how to go paperless.
According to the Safer and Superior New Product Standard, for a green cleaning product genuinely to be eco-friendly it must meet certain minimum standards. These include being safer for the environment, safer for human contact, offer superior performance and deliver superior savings, when compared to chemical or non-eco-friendly counterparts.
Whether it’s batteries, paper towels or plastic bottles, just how many disposable products are you using in your home on a regular basis? These are really not good for the environment. Here are alternatives that are more sustainable.
When the weather’s dry, your garden needs more water. But don’t waste this precious resource! Here’s how to use water in smarter ways for a healthier summer garden.
Halloween can be a nightmare for parents. Not only are costumes expensive, but they can be hard to come by (especially for children). If you’re looking for easy, cost-effective and green ways to make your child the star of the party on 31 October, use one of these fun cardboard box ideas:
Plastic has been given a black mark when it comes to green living because it is so destructive to the environment. A recent initiative aims to remedy its reputation. Say hello to oxo-biodegradable plastic, a plastic that’s said to be kinder to the planet.
There are always great things you can do to live a little greener and the bonus is that these actions can help your wallet, too.
Want to slash your electricity bill and be more eco-friendly this winter? Then consider these energy saving tips:
Admit it: you had great intentions to stick to your resolutions this year, but by the time February rolled around you were back to your usual antics. For 2014, why not make a few green resolutions? These will be easier to keep because they will enrich your life and make you feel better about the environment, too.