How to be More Environmentally Friendly

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Looking to become more environmentally friendly in your daily life? Many people are trying to be more sustainable right now and this is fantastic to see. There are lots of big and small changes that you can make to reduce your impact and this means that it should not be too hard to find ways to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Here are a few changes to consider.

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Buy Second-Hand

A great way to reduce your environmental impact while also saving money is to start buying items second-hand. These days, you can buy practically anything second-hand online whether this is a car, furniture, jewelry, or clothing. This helps the environment by preventing waste as well as reducing demand for materials needed to create new items. In addition to reducing your impact and saving money, you can often find more interesting and unique items in the second-hand market as well.

Go Electric

Now is also a great time to switch to an electric car and this is one of the best ways to reduce your impact as you will no longer be reliant on fossil fuels for transport and electric cars produce fewer emissions. There are many different types of electric cars to choose from in every car category and this could help you to make huge long-term savings, especially at a time when the cost of fuel is so high.

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Shop Sustainably

Making small changes to your shopping habits can have a big impact on your environmental impact. You should always seek out brands that have an emphasis on sustainability, including goods made from green materials and products that will last. You should also try to eliminate single-use plastics from your shopping as well as buy locally sourced goods where possible to reduce food miles (as well as support your local economy!).

Change Home Habits

There are also a number of changes that you can make at home to become more sustainable (and often save money). These include installing solar panels, layering up instead of turning the heating up, and washing your clothes on a cold setting. You should also buy energy-efficient appliances, use LED lightbulbs and cook in batches to reduce your energy usage (and bills). Additionally, make sure that you are recycling as much as you can to reduce waste.

If you are wanting to become more environmentally friendly in your life but are not sure how then this post should give you a few ideas. There are lots of big and small changes that you can make to reduce your impact and do your part to protect the planet, plus many of these changes will bring other benefits to your life as well!

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