As the world is becoming more and more populated with all types of pollution including air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution, it is your and my responsibility to start doing something to save the environment before it is too late.
There are a lot of things that you can do to save the environment more than you can be aware of. And the new habits that you can adopt to do good to the environment are also very beneficial to our health. Let’s consider the example of consuming organic foods. You are able to support a healthy and environmentally friendly method of growing, raising and delivering foods as well as being able to supply your body with healthy ingredients and fresh food.
Using organic food is just 1 option for you to live green. The list of what you can do can go for a long time. In case you are just starting to think about living sustainably, here are some easy tips for you to begin with.
Tips On Living Green
- Picking New Kinds Of Paper Towels
The first and easiest thing you can do to live green is to use less paper. Use it as little as you can. Don’t print out anything when it is unnecessary. Reuse old paper and magazines and recycle them. They are some tips you can do with your paper in your offices and living room.
How about paper in the kitchen? First of all, you can stop using paper towels immediately and switch to use cloth instead. You might have to clean the cloth frequently to keep it nice and cleaned, you will be able to save a lot of money and paper when you use a new way of cleaning.
In case you still want to use paper towels, make sure you choose the brand of paper towels carefully. First of all, opt for one which provides an option to go for half sheets. In addition, you can buy paper towels which are recycled products- all you can do is looking for the label of recycled product on the package of the paper towels.
Also limit the time you have to use a paper towel. For example, when you spill tap water on the table, you can use a clean cloth to dab on the surface till it is dry instead.
- Stop Using Plastic
There are many things, especially in the kitchen, which are made from plastic. All of those plastic things can be easily replaced by other material.
For example, you can use a glass container instead of a plastics container. Although it is more expensive to buy a glass one but the pros of using it is way outweigh the cons.
The first thing I have to say is that, using glass container is safer for our health. Glass is not made from harmful chemical and the chance for the chemical to leak out is very low. Furthermore, when you store food a long time in a plastic container, for instance when you pickle cabbage, the chemicals in the foods will come in contact with the chemicals of the container and causing harmful effect.
It is worth mentioning that glass containers are much easier to clean off grease and fat than plastic container. Odor and colors can be washed off easily as well.
Another thing you can change from using plastic is bottle of water. In case you have some bottles of water made from plastic in your house, make sure you recycle and reuse them properly.
- Use Reusable Shopping Bags
Plastic bags are the most stubborn material you can find on Earth as it takes our planet thousands of years to fully get rid of them.
Therefore, it is time you switch to another healthy option of using reusable shopping bags. You can find these types of bags in most of the supermarket with the cost of less than 1 dollar. And since you are going to use it for a long time, 1 dollar is truly not expensive at all.
If you tend to forget your reusable shopping bag when you go shopping, you can store 1 or 2 bags in your car as well as your kitchen and your shoe shelf so whenever you go out shopping, you will remember to bring them along with you.
As we now living in the era when people are more concerned about sustainability and healthy green living, you should also start to think about it, get rid of old bad habits and develop good one now. It is not about a micro problem related to environment but healthy living practices will also be beneficial to your health.
I hope that will all of the information I provide here, you would be able to start living green and build more good habits in the future.