CONSCIOUS LIVING - Bitesize Inspiration: What Little Things Can You Do To Make A Big Difference To The Environment?

19th August 2020

What Little Things Can You Do To Make A Big Difference To The Environment?Have you ever sat down and thought about all those little things that you could do, that would pile up to make a big difference? If not, then you should certainly start thinking about it now. When it comes to the environment, if everyone made small changes then the planet would be far better off than it is right now. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of those smaller things that you can, that will end up making a big difference overall.

Recycle Your Old Items

The first thing that we are going to talk about is recycling. Whether it is a food packet made of plastic or if it's a larger item in your home, if it can be recycled, it should be. If you’re going to be undertaking a big project in your home then you might need to look into skip hire for this. Try to find a company that is conscious about recycling so that you know as much of your waste as possible is going to be recycled. 

When it comes to doing it in your everyday life, it’s easy to do if you just make two piles of rubbish. One for your normal bin full of things that can’t be recycled, and one for your recycling bin. It’s not hard to do, and it saves a lot of plastic and other materials from going to waste. If you aren’t sure whether or not something can be recycled, then either check on the packet or online. The information will be somewhere so don’t just throw it in the normal bin without double-checking!

Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

The next thing that you should think about doing is using energy-efficient light bulbs in your home. It is far more common to see these types of light bulbs in stores over the old ones because they are the best ones for the planet and this is recognised by many companies. Not only are these the best for the planet because you’re using less electricity, but you’re also going to be making some pretty awesome savings on your energy bill. The planet and your bank account are going to be grateful.

Don’t Forget About Solar Power

Finally, have you ever considered using solar power for any part of your home? If not, and you live in an area that sees quite a bit of sun, you definitely should. You’re going to be using a more sustainable source of energy than electricity which will put less pressure on the world's natural resources. If you can afford to purchase the panels and set them up, you can use them to power even a small part of your home, and this will make all the difference.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now understand some of the little things that you can do that will make a big difference. Make these changes, and you will know that you contributed to helping save the planet!

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