Green lifestyles can be obtained. Use these simple changes to cut your expenses without time-consuming effort.
Here are 5 Easy Changes to Make.
Recycling waste, such as plastics, paper, and glass, costs almost nothing and it preserves natural resources and keeps trash out of landfills. When shopping for new products, look for items made from recycled content. Also safely dispose of electronics and household goods. such as paint. chemicals. and unused prescriptions. Learn more at earth911.com
2. Zero-waste kitchen
Instead of using the disposal or tossing food scraps, compost them. Composting keeps trash out of landfills and provides a natural way to enrich garden soil. Even unexpected things. like wooden spoons. dryer lint. and cardboard Q-tips are compostable. Learn more at mastercomposter.com and epa.gov.
3. Eliminate Toxins
Chemicals in common household products. including shower curtains. cookware. and furniture. can seep into your living space. That compromises
indoor air quality, which can cause health problems and exacerbate respiratory ailments. So carefully consider what you bring home. Start reading product labels and seek non-toxic alternatives for paint, pesticides, cleaners, furniture,
and building materials.
Also, consider products· packaging. Even a seemingly innocuous house plant sitting in synthetic soil and a plastic container could cause harm.
4. Clean naturally
Though we associate that stout lemon scent with cleanliness, such odors usually stem from cleaning products loaded with harsh chemicals that can be
toxic to people, pets and the planet.
Opt for green-labeled cleaning products or mix up your own using non-toxic baking soda [an abrasive]. vinegar [a disinfectant]. and lemon [a deodorizer).
These alternatives are accessible, inexpensive, and better for your health. Learn more at earth911.com.
5. Reconsider your transportation
Re-examine your public transit options and consider biking or walking, both of which are essentially free and benefit your wallet and your waistline.
If you can·t abandon your car entirely, explore rideshares and fi nd ways to reduce auto trips. Learn more at mapmyride.com.