It’s easier than you might think go green in your daily routine. Going green can seem like an overwhelming process that’s not really worth the effort, I mean after all, how much impact can one person really make? But there are millions of people who think that way. With millions of people, if everyone just made one tiny step to be a bit greener, the impact would be HUGE. Following these 5 simple steps will show you just how it easy it is to go green in your daily routine.
Try to Reduce What You Bring Home
This can seem time consuming at first. It takes a bit of planning ahead and getting creative on how to reuse or use what you already have. However, using everything you buy to its fullest potential saves time and money. You reduce shopping trips and if you do it enough, it cuts down on your city bill because you use smaller trash bins.
This is a great way to go green in your daily routine. When I first moved into my apartment, I thought I wouldn’t be able to compost. After some experimentation, I learned I could, even without a yard. I started a vermicompost bin and started adding food scraps little by little, as part of my daily kitchen cleaning routine. There are plenty of other composting options out there for those with their own property. Learn more about composting here.
Buy Less Packaging
Even in Oklahoma these options are becoming more popular, so it’s easy to go green in your daily routine. Many stores have pantry items in bulk, so you can bring your own container to fill with the items you need. This saves money and reduces waste in your daily routine. For communities without these options, you can food items in larger quantities. This adjustment in your routine wastes less packaging and reduces trips to the store.
We all know recycling has it’s limitations. Unlike reducing and reusing, which is limited only by creativity, recycling is limited with technology. However, when all else fails, recycle. Cities across the US are making it easier than ever to go green in your daily routine.
Many cities are adopting single-stream recycling collections, so just have a designated trash can in your kitchen to keep your recyclables separate.
If single-stream recycling collections aren’t available in your area, separate your recyclables into categories, so you can when you get the collection center, you can toss them into the designated bins and be finished within a few minutes.
Check out these 9 recycling tips to make recycling in your home a breeze.
Reuse What You Can
It’s no secret that reusing is my favorite of the 4 R’s. There’s no limit to creative solutions people have for reusing trash.
One of my favorite repurposing project is to make plarn and crocheting new creations with it. I also make my own dish scrubbers with fruit nets and shopping bags with old t-shirts. Every year, I keep wrapping paper from the Christmas gifts and make gift wrap bows. I also use random paper I find to make birthday gift wrap bows throughout the year. All these are simple ways to things we use daily and make something else useful out of them.
Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite way to go green in your daily routine is!
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