A green lifestyle? Today you can!

Live by consuming little and polluting less. Is it possible? Yes, that’s how!

A green lifestyle? Today you can!

Live by consuming little and polluting less. This is the great challenge of the future that faces us.

In recent decades, citizens have become increasingly sensitive to the environmental issue and many have understood the importance of adopting a more eco-sustainable lifestyle.

Although the pandemic has shown the fragility of our environmental beliefs and has led to new problems, from the disposal of masks to the use of disinfectants (a survey by Surveyeah of 2020 showed that, in the middle of the pandemic, 57% of the interviewees gave greater importance to the sanitation of the environments than to the environmental impact of the detergents used), it is in any case undeniable that each of us must deal with their own “ecological conscience”.

A Surveyeah survey showed that most people trust biodegradable detergents more; 75% of those interviewed also said they use the highly polluting spray products as little as possible, and another 12%, while using them, said they were concerned about their effects.

Almost 70% are particularly sensitive to water pollution caused by traditional detergents.

Despite this, however, the production of waste continues to increase, and large quantities of municipal waste every year.

How, then, to reduce waste and start living more sustainably? Here are some useful tips!

Save electricity

Very often, adopting a “green” lifestyle also allows you to save money by reducing waste.

This is the case, for example, with electricity: using less of it, especially when it is not needed, not only helps the environment, but also the wallet! So why not start with something simple and also useful?

To start, do not leave the devices on stand-by when you are not using them, turn off the devices, and if the LED stays on, unplug. Reuse dead batteries for wall clocks.

Use LED bulbs at home and turn off the lights when they are not needed. Finally, do not leave your cell phone plugged in when it is charged.

Blue gold

Wateris also called “blue gold” and wasting it, as well as being expensive, is a decidedly anti-ecological behavior, also considering that in certain areas of the country it is a very rare commodity.

Despite being precious and indispensable, billions of liters of water wasted every day ; Of course, much of this water is lost due to inadequate and obsolete pipes and infrastructures, but we can also make a difference in everyday behavior.

How? Here are some tips to get you started right away!

Close the tap water when brushing your teeth

Take a showerinstead of a bath

Reuse water whenever possible (for example, with water to wash fruit you can water the plants)

Install flow reducers on home taps

Wash the vegetables in a containerinstead of under running water

Collect flowing water while you wait for it to warm up

Use rain sensors if you have automatic irrigation. Also, water the plants after dark!

Install a double button cistern for the toilet, to select the amount of water needed

Do not wash your car unnecessarily, especially in summer

Only operate the washing machine at full load; you will consume less water and less electricity

Conscious nutrition

Responsible nutrition is of great help to the environment. Not only is it necessary to reduce food waste by learning how to reuse leftovers and plan shopping, but what you buy is also important.

Intensive farming, for example, is an important pollution factor: did you know that they are the second cause of fine dust after heating?

Attention, no one is asking you to become vegan; rather, it would be good to consume less meat and, when you eat it, buy it from organic and “ethical” farms; in addition to buying higher quality products, you will encourage a supply chain that has greater respect for animals! Of course, in this case, it may cost a little more, but you will gain health and help the environment.

The same argument, in truth, also applies to fruit, vegetables, and other products. Intensive agriculture is no less harmful, and with the consumption of soil and the use of pesticides, it is a major cause of pollution!

Buying food from organic producers, local shops, or “km0“, strictly in season, not only helps the environment (think only of the fuel used to import first fruits from the other side of the world!), But also supports the economy and workers of the territory! Furthermore, a controlled supply chain is synonymous with higher quality!

Buy less, live better

Continuing to accumulate items purchased online or in the store certainly does not help the environment. Like everything, sooner or later all those things will end up in the trash, and if they are useless items, maybe it would be better to avoid buying them, don’t you think? You would help not only the planet but also… the bank account!

We have recommended it as a way to save money, we repeat it here: wait 24 hours before buying. Don’t buy anything on impulse, sleep on it: if you still think you need it, you can have it tomorrow.

Is car so important?

Can’t you live without a car? If you live in an area well served by public transport, perhaps you might think about doing without it! You would save taxes, road tax, petrol and… you would help the environment!

There are many alternatives, from the subway to the bicycle, from the bus to the tram. It’s not always possible, of course, but maybe you should start considering taking the plunge.

Can’t you just give up on the car? Use car-sharing services or buy low-polluting hybrid models, or, why not, a beautiful 100% electric car!

Are you a diehard gasoline fan? At least drive slowly, you will pollute (and consume) less.

The materials make the difference

No more plastic, no disposable! Rather, use objects made of biodegradable materials, use low-consumption appliances, buy ecological detergents, shop with canvas bags.

It is not necessary to change your lifestyle, it takes very little to make a difference. An example? 27% of the people interviewed by Surveyeah regularly use low environmental impact detergents: what are you waiting for? Join them!

Even beauty products are often polluting: use natural and eco-sustainable ones! Washable make-up remover pads in cotton or bamboo, refillable cosmetics, wooden brushes, creams, and solid perfumes are just some examples of the products available.

A good coffee

Good coffeewith good old mocha is ideal. Yes, because the podsare not exactly ecological! The capsules, alas, have a very negative environmental impact, causing difficulties in recovering materials such as aluminum, plastic and coffee grounds. Better therefore to stay on the traditional, or look for brands that produce compostable capsules or less “impacting”.

Then bring a personal ceramic cup to work. Once washed, you can use it indefinitely, and you will reduce the use of disposable plastic cups! You can do the same for water too, using a water bottle instead of a bottle.

Password: recycle!

Producing waste is inevitable, but reducing its impact is simple and doesn’t cost much effort. Correctly differentiating garbage is an action that makes the difference and allows you to recover many materials, limiting waste and pollution. Minimize undifferentiated garbage and follow the active rules in your municipality; remember that about 80% of waste is recyclable!

For some products, such as cooking oil and printer cartridges, there are special rules. Do not throw everything in the undifferentiated (or in the drain!), But be informed and behave responsibly.

Recycling is not just about sorting out waste; creatively reuse the things you no longer use and give new life to objects and clothes instead of throwing them away! If something is broken, you can try to fix it before throwing it in the trash.

Stop wasting

Wasting less is essential to help the planet!

Every year, for example, thousands of packages of expired medicinesare thrown away: limit the purchases at the pharmacy to the necessary things.

Paperis also precious, don’t waste it; use recycled paper and do not use the printer when not needed. Save the small clippings for note-taking.

Take care of the insulation of your home, to avoid heat loss in winter. And, by the way, don’t keep the heating at too high temperatures! –

Well, that’s enough for today. We hope we have made you understand that adopting an eco-sustainable lifestyle is not only important, it is also possible without too much effort. The excuse that “ecological products cost too much” does not stand: if you follow our advice, what you will save by reducing waste and bills, you can “re-invest” in ecological items!

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