25 Easy Ways To Help Save The Planet
  1. Stop buying bottled water. Get a reusable one like this instead.
  2. Turn off your lights when you’re not in the room.
  3. Get a water butt to collect rainwater for all your gardening – it’s actually better for your plants too.
  4. Fix that leaky tap. Dripping taps in the UK waste around 2.5 billion litres of water a year.
  5. Switch to rechargable batteries. It’ll save you money and prevent you throwing out old batteries filled with toxic chemicals.
  6. Swap your paper kitchen roll for tea towels.
  7. Opt for paper staws over plastic ones
  8. Think about investing in a bike for short trips and commutes. A lot of work places offer significant subsidies and cycle-to-work schemes too.
  9. Swap out you old bulbs for LEDs. Don’t wait for them to blow first either, the money you’ll save on running costs means an LED bulbs easily pays for itself.
  10. Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth, it isn’t doing anything!
  11. Get into the refurbishing and upcycling trend.
  12. Unsubscribe from unnecessary junk mail.
  13. Swtich to e-books and audiobooks.
  14. Turn off your energy hogging devices at the switch instead of leaving them on standby.
  15. Recycle your old electronics at recycling centres instead of throwing them in the bin.
  16. Start growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables.
  17. Shop local and try to source your produce from close to home.
  18. Keep a reusable bag tucked up in your handbag so you don’t forget it.
  19. Cook more instead of ordering in or buying pre-made meals.
  20. Try reducing your meat consumption. You don’t have to go all the way vegan, just try a day or two a week meat-free.
  21. Switch over your utility bills to email and online-only.
  22. Start using that ugly little green compost box the council gave you.
  23. Make your own cleaning products – you can learn how here.
  24. Support your local charity shops.
  25. Try to find eco-friendly clothes. ASOS, for example, has a filter on their website for just that.

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