Living a sustainable life is more than saving water
Installing a Hydraloop system in your home or business is a great step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. If you want to do more, here are a few
tips that you could implement in your life. And the best part is: all of these things are quite easy to do - you don't have to change your whole life around to make sustainable choices.
1. Save energy
By using less energy, you can help to reduce carbon emissions. There are a number of ways you can save energy at home, including switching off standby appliances, turning your heating down, and hanging clothes to dry instead of using a drier. Try following these energy-saving tips to help you use less energy.
2. Eat less meat
The production of meat is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and the pollution of landscapes and waterways. By eating less of it, you can help to reduce the impact the meat industry has on our planet.
3. Use reusable alternatives
Single-use products, particularly plastic ones, tend to end up in landfills and the ocean, causing harm to wildlife and the environment. Prevent this by choosing to use reusable and eco-friendly alternatives instead. Check out this list of eco-friendly alternatives for products you use every day.
4. Use renewable energy
If possible, consider powering your home using renewable energy to reduce the number of carbon emissions you produce. Replacing your petrol or diesel-fuelled car with an electric one will definitely help to achieve this.
5. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
If you own a Hydraloop system, you n
eed to use a biodegradable cleaning product in your bathroom. Many cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. By committing to using green/eco-friendly cleaning products, you can help to prevent these chemicals from having a negative impact on our planet. Here’s a list of eco-friendly cleaning products you could try.
6. Recycle and reuse
Make sure you’re recycling by putting your rubbish in the correct bins. Also, try to reuse products and items as many times as possible before binning them to reduce waste. Here’s a list of items you would usually throw away but can actually be reused.
7. Grow your own produce
By growing your own fruit and vegetables, you can ensure you’re not using pesticides that will contribute to water and air pollution. This will also help to reduce the number of fossil fuels used to transport produce to supermarkets. Here are some easy-to-grow vegetables you could plant in your garden.
8. Donate unused items
If you don’t use a product or wear a piece of clothing anymore, give it to a charity shop or someone you know would make use of it to help reduce waste.
9. Save water
You can save water in and around your home by making a number of small changes. Obviously, making use of greywater to avoid wasting drinking water is the biggest change. Installing a Hydraloop system can save you up to 45% on water consumption and waste water emission.
10. Buy fair trade products
When a product has been Fairtrade certified, it means it has been produced by a company committed to sustainable production. Keep an eye out for the Fairtrade mark on the packaging of products you buy.
11. Drive less
Walk or ride a bike to your destination instead of driving if it’s close enough – it’s better for the environment and your health. Using public transport is another good way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
12. Don't waste food
If you have leftovers, don’t throw them away. Save them for your lunch or tea the next day, or even freeze them. However, if they do go off, use them to create compost for you garden. Learn how to turn your leftovers into compost by following this helpful guide.
13. Wear sustainable clothing
The fashion industry is one of the main polluting industries in the world. To lessen the impact this industry has on the planet, you could do several things: buy less clothes, buy from sustainable brands, buy more of your clothes from charity shops, or check out sustainable clothing outlets.