Did you know that 63% of Americans believe climate change is affecting their local communities?
The world around us is rapidly changing, and it’s important that we make conscious decisions to protect the planet we live on.
However, it’s not always easy to make environmentally-friendly decisions as consumers. How do you know which products are helping more than hurting?
We’re here to fill you in! Check out the guide below for five products for an eco friendly house!
An easy way to cut back on your plastic usage is by making the switch to reusable drinkware. With a reusable water bottle, you’ll never have to purchase single-use plastic water bottles ever again.
If you’re a big smoothie drinker, you might be searching for an alternative to plastic straws. Reusable metal straws have become increasingly popular, along with silicone straws.
Build an Eco-Friendly Closet: Green Clothes
Keep your closest green too by filling them with eco friendly clothes. One of the easiest ways to do this is by purchasing clothes secondhand from thrift shops. Another great option is buying clothes made from recycled fabric.
There are plenty of options when it comes to green footwear as well. You can find eco friendly kids shoes and matching adult pairs in all sorts of styles. Many are carbon-neutral, biodegradable, or made from recycled materials.
Natural Cleaning Products
Many disinfectants and cleaning supplies have a slew of harmful chemicals in them. Making the switch to natural cleaning products will improve the air quality in your home and make it safer for children and pets.
The next time you shop for cleaning products, search for natural products that are plant-based and biodegradable.
If you want to ditch the middleman, you can even make your own cleaning products! Lemon juice, baking soda, salt, and white vinegar often make for great bases for natural cleaning solutions.
Creating a Warm Atmosphere: Eco-Friendly House Lighting
It’s easy to create an eco friendly house through the addition of LED lights. LED lightbulbs are much more durable than their incandescent counterparts. Plus, they use 75% less energy and last 25x longer than incandescent bulbs.
Along with swapping out your old bulbs for LED ones, consider investing in some solar-powered lighting. Many patio, walkway, and shed lights are offered in solar-powered varieties. There are also plenty of string lights and electric tealight candles that can be charged with solar energy and used indoors as atmospheric lighting.
Reusable Food Wraps
If you pack weekly lunches, you probably go through plenty of ziplock bags. It’s time to ditch the plastic bags for reusable food wraps!
Food wraps are also a great substitute for Tupperware containers and aluminum foil. Along with packing for lunches, you can also wrap leftovers and anything refrigerated goods in food wraps.
Reusable food wraps come in a variety of sizes, but you can always create your own if you can’t find the shape or size you need! They’re very simple to DIY, and you’ll be able to customize them to your liking.
It can be difficult to adjust all your routines in order to become more environmentally conscious. However, by following the tips above, you can slowly develop a more eco friendly house!
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