We have all heard it before: Reduce, Re-use & Recycle. OK, I want to help but really what does that mean for my day to day life?
Australians send millions of tonnes to landfill each year, I’m talking huge crazy amounts. Looking in second-hand or thrift stores you can find a bargain, sometimes things are broken but often easily fixed. Furniture, household goods & clothes are great examples.
This can make a huge impact; you just need a little imagination. Whether it be a coat of paint on a chair to make a side table; upcycling a jar to store homemade beauty products; or homemade jams/chutneys; or using a cracked teapot/cup to plant herbs. It is only as limited as your imagination!
Go old school & say no to single use plastics. Many cafes offer a discount if you take your own cup; use cloth napkins rather than disposable paper ones; refill your own water bottle rather buying filled plastic ones; take your own canvas/string bags to the shops for your groceries. Even if you buy from bulk food stores, you are minimising your packaging because you are not buying as often (& saving some dosh!)
In our own backyards we can restore a tiny part of Earth. We can plant with an aim to provide food & shelter for birds + other wildlife. As a bonus it will help keep our homes cooler which in turn reduces the AC bills in summer.
In trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint, by cutting down on water or power usage, even choosing paper free. We can make a small impact.
It is simply trying to do what we can to protect our resources. Start at home where you have control of your environment, you can start to make a difference.
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