Gov Waste’s Eco-Friendly Tips

We should all do our bit for the environment

Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to change our lifestyle completely, but the smaller steps count too.

Many people love being green and you can too!

Here’s a list of ideas on how you can do your bit, too, and reduce your carbon footprint and do your bit for wildlife every day.

  • Feed the birds. If you have a garden (lucky you, especially in London!) you can put out seeds and fat balls, especially in winter, when our feathered friends need all the extra help they can get.
  • Support a wildlife charity. Think WWF and Greenpeace.
  • Make your garden wildlife-friendly. Check out how to attract wildlife into your garden.
  • Always recycle and reuse when you can. This also counts on things such as furniture – a rubbish removal company can dispose of your waste safely.
  • Don’t drive short distances, do yourself and Earth a favour and walk or cycle! It gets you to exercise and causes 0 pollutions!
  • Plant a tree, or if you can’t do that, keep little houseplants in your home. They not only look lovely, but they also purify the air, too.
  • Eat less meat. If you’re already a vegetarian (well done!), you save at least 3,000 pounds of CO2 per year compared to meat-eaters. If you’re not a vegetarian, increase the number of vegetarian meals you eat every week by one or two.
  • Keep homes clean and tidy and odour free. Don’t use strong chemicals that poison our environment
  • Turn off lights and electrical items that aren’t in use and save energy.
  • Fit energy-saving light bulbs in your home.
  • Always remove tin lids completely. If the tin accidentally ends up somewhere an animal can get to, and said creature puts his/ her head in, their head can get stuck. Not nice!
  • Buy organic produce whenever you can.
  • Use soap nuts instead of using chemical detergent to do your laundry. They’re totally natural and won’t do any harm to the environment!