3 Innovative Ways to Go Green At Home
“Going Green” seems to be the new buzzword phrase. But how do you “go green” at home that makes sense?
For a solution to truly work, it has to be easy, cost-effective, and sustainable.
Here are five (5) innovative ways to go green at home that is:
- Easy to do over a long period of time
- Worth the time and money
Outlaw Single Use Plastics To Go Green At Home
In a previous blog, we introduced how single-use plastics are a pain in the environmental effort’s side.
For home use, there are other reasons to ditch single-use plastics:
- Too expensive – Why buy individual servings when bulk buying makes more sense?
- Hard to store – Why have a lot of smaller bottles when one “forever” bottle and a large refill work better? You can see how much you have at a glance.
- Hard to stock up – Mail order cleaning tablets like ⦁ Blueland.com are easier to stock up, store, and have compostable packaging.
- Too much wrapping and packaging – Having a lot of wrapping is fun on birthdays and holidays, but not on every item from the weekly grocery trip.
- Too much space – Trash companies are getting more and more strict about how high you can fill your week tote. When you don’t have a lot of single-use plastics, you know you will be able to get it all out and not get a nastygram from the trash guys.
Composting Food Waste
In the past, the only way to compost was to have a backyard, build a box out of available materials, and layer greens and browns. Then hope it did not draw bugs, rodents, and smells as it decayed. If you lived in the city, that was not a possibility.
Now there are countertop food composting appliances. These appliances reduce food waste into a course mulch or fully composted soil to add to your plants. Take a chopped up head of cabbage, shred 1/3 of your kid’s plain lunch bag, and three nasty rotting bananas, and put them into the appliance. Then hit “go”.
In about 8 hours, you have about ¾ cup of mulch. You can toss mulch in the trash, feed your worm farm, use it to fill in dips in your yard, or use it to start a compost pile. The first of these is the Lomi by Pela Earth. The technology is still developing, but the price is coming down to affordable levels.
Goodbye, smelly trash bags that drip all the way to the curb!
Donate What You Don’t Use
How is going clutter-free a way to go green at home?
When you have less stuff:
- Your home is easier to clean so that you are not buying single-use plastics.
- Your stress levels come down, so you enjoy your home more.
- You save money. When you can see what you have, you reduce duplicate purchases.
- You have the satisfaction that you helped others not as fortunate as you.
All-In Hauling can help you with the big things. However, you can make the most significant impact.
Going green at home doesn’t mean you suddenly go vegetarian, sit in uncomfortable positions, and chant all day. Going green means making consistent, lasting changes that help you live the life you want and are good for the environment.
It is striking that mutually beneficial balance. It can be tough to start, but totally worth it.
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