4 Ideas to implement Eco-Friendliness at your own Home

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In recent years, there has become more and more emphasis on leading an eco-friendlier lifestyle.

This has led to people searching for new ways to do everyday tasks and that includes making changes to their living areas.

Making an eco-friendly home is vital as it’s the place where most people spend most of their time.

Eco-friendliness in the home can also be a positive change to make for bringing your household bills down. This is because many eco-friendly changes are also more energy efficient and with rising gas and electricity prices, this may be the best time to turn your home around.

Not sure how? We can help. This article will explore some of the easiest changes you can make which will have a positive impact on the world. Read on to find out more.

1. Recycling

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With specific bins for recycling waste, many people believe that they already recycle in their households. However, have you considered all of the other items like furniture that get thrown out of your house?

According to data collected from fitted furniture specialists Hammonds, just 1 in 10 Brits throw out items they no longer want whilst 46% chose the more environmentally friendly option of donating it to those in need. 14% of Brits opt to take them to their local household recycling centre and let their unwanted items find a new home instead of ending up in a landfill site.

2. Power sources

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Energy is one of the largest contributors to a home’s carbon emissions. If you aren’t using renewable energy sources such as ESS batteries that can store renewable energy in your home, then your home will not be performing at peak eco-friendliness. That’s why you should opt for one of the following to power your home:

  • Solar power
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Wind energy
  • Hydroelectric systems

3. Shop sustainably

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Homes are filled with your favourite items and where you source these from can make a huge difference. Sustainable shopping means buying goods from local small businesses instead of products from overseas. Products transported here from other countries produce huge amounts of carbon emissions whereas local businesses will most likely get their items from the immediate area.

Shopping sustainably can also include buying from brands who make their products from environmentally friendly materials whether you’re updating to new fitted wardrobes or a new piece of clothing.

According to Hammonds’s research, 75% of Brits don’t research a brand’s sustainability before buying from them with 45% claiming they’d like to invest in more sustainable options but feel that they can’t afford it. A great way to shop sustainably on a budget is to switch to doing your usual shopping at local small businesses rather than online or at larger companies, as you’ll reduce the carbon emissions required to get your products without having to splash out extra cash.

4. Insulate your home

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Most of the heat in a home is lost through the roof and walls. That’s why you should consider insulating them. This will keep more heat in which means you’ll reduce the amount of time spent heating your home which will result in lower carbon emissions too.

As you can see, turning your home into an eco-friendly one doesn’t have to be hard. Try to make some of the changes mentioned above to do your bit for the world.

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Eco Warrior by day, Eco Blogger by night trying to get the eco balance right.

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