A Beginner's Guide To Going Green
Here are some simple steps to ease into going green:
Replace disposables with reusables.
You probably own some type of reusable bag, especially if you live in a city that now has to pay for grocery bags. Start by adding a reusable bag to your everyday essentials. Bringing a reusable water bottle everywhere you go is just as easy. Try opting for a stainless-steel or glass option, as they're easily recyclabe.
On average, 40% of household waste is organic waste that can easily be composted and turned into new fertile soil. Organic waste that goes into landfills never gets the chance to decompose, which produces methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. If you don't have your own garden with a compost bin, freeze your food scraps and compost them once a week at a public composting bin is a great alternative.
Switch to natural cleaners.
Only about 7% of cleaning products disclose all of their ingredients. Fortunately, making your own cleaning products is one of the easiest DIY projects.
Choose the farmers market over a supermarket.
Skip the packaged veggies and buy fresh, locally grown produce from your farmers market. You'll be doing the environment a big favor.