It’s surprising how effective small changes can be when it comes to saving our environment. It’s hard to comprehend that something like changing from a regular toothbrush to a bamboo one can make a difference. In Australia, over 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of by Australians each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year. The plastic they’re made of won’t break down in our lifetime. Nor within the lifetime of our children. Imagine that on a global scale.
There are so many little ways we can make a difference.
Use a chalkboard instead of Post-it Notes.
Number one, post it notes are ridiculously expensive and are an unnecessary waste of paper and number two, how much more fun is a chalkboard!
Energy Saving Lightbulbs
It’s an oldie but a goody. They are not only cheap to run but they emit half the Co2 of a regular bulb and contain no mercury. LED lights are the best option in terms of energy saving bulbs.They are the lowest power users and can drop a current $300 light bill to around $30.
Take note of appliance Energy Star Ratings
When choosing an appliance, it’s both cost effective and good for the environment in the long run to consider the Energy Star Rating. The rating tells you the estimated energy consumption. Energy consumption will affect your power bill which in turn affects your pocket!
Mind Your Beeswax!
No one likes having to pull out that horrible single use Cling Wrap. Beeswax Wraps can wrap almost anything and they are washable and really inexpensive. Not only are they a fantastic invention that makes food prep a lot more exciting, but by using them, the plastic waste from your household will reduce immensely.
So, start today, cause every little bit makes a difference.