Reduce, reuse and recycle. These 3 “Rs” are the basis for living an eco-friendly lifestyle and reducing the footprint you leave behind.
It is easy to follow the reduce, reuse, and recycle lifestyle without even thinking about it with these easy-to-follow eco-friendly life hacks.
EASY TO FOLLOW ECO-FRIENDLY LIFE HACKS
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This may seem a little too simple. Invest in some good glass containers with lids, and you can really cut down on the amount of waste you add to the landfill by skipping the containers and reusing your glass containers.
Hint: This storage solution can easily double as décor too.
SKIP THE DISPOSABLES
Try to stay away from one-use products. From paper towels to aluminum foil, you can find alternatives that you can use instead that are reusable.
USE IT LONGER
If you really just like a disposable razor, that’s okay. You can stretch the life of them by rinsing well, drying and recovering the razor each time you use it. This will help extend the life by quite a few uses.
DRINK TAP WATER
There is nothing wrong with your tap water unless you get a letter or notification saying otherwise. You can purchase a filter to make it taste better if you do not like the taste, but you will save countless miles of landfill and it honestly is just as good as what you buy in a bottle.
Even if you do not have a garden, compost can be used for areas around your yard, in planters, and inside plants. To make compost you just need to throw all your peels and natural waste into a container with brown waste matter like newspapers and cardboard and leaves, and before you know it you’ll have rich compost to use.
Instead of throwing out leftovers, try to create recipes using them. You can take just one leftover chicken breast, some veggies, and a starch and create a whole new recipe out of it. Casseroles, soup, and even Shepherd’s pie can be made easily using leftovers.
MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP
Making your own soap is simple and less caustic on the environment, especially if you make Castile soap which is vegetable oil-based and lye free. You can find recipes online that work great.
When you have old clothing that you can’t sell, use it to make quilts. This is a great use of old shirts that are out of fashion. It’s also a nice idea to make quilts out of old clothing from a loved one who has passed.
USE A BRICK
If you want to immediately cut down on water that your toilet uses, put a brick in the back of the tank. It will take up some of the space and lessen the water you use for flushing.
Give each thing you use some thought and consider whether or not you really need the item, how you’ll dispose of the item, and how long you can make it last before moving ahead. In this way, you’ll be more eco-friendly before you know it.
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