With a lot of increased concern about the effects of pollution and production on our earth’s eco-system, it is important to many people to find ways to minimize the amount of waste produced in our homes and find ways to be more environmentally conscious. Here are three ways to help increase the environmental friendliness of your home:
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
One new habit to form in your household, if you have not already, is to participate in any and all recycling your community provides. Being able to take many containers and papers used in your home and having them be cleaned and recycled into new product is a great way to reduce waste in your home. Cell phone recycling Toronto, battery and ink cartridge recycling and other electronics recycling are other important ways to recycle at home. Once or twice a year clean out your clothing you do not wear or that does not fit and donate it, recycle it or sell it at a local garage sale.
Another way to reduce food waste and other biodegradable items in your household is through composting. Some larger metro areas have composting programs but you can compost on your own with a personal composter and some studying on how to effectively utilize a composter at home.
Energy Efficient Appliances
If your home is older and appliances are aging, it might be a great time to see what deals you can find on energy star rated new appliances. Depending on what you are looking for, some utility companies or cities provide rebates or incentives for buying energy efficient appliances and utilities. While it is true you will pay more for energy efficient appliances or equipment, most of the time you will save in both utility costs and through rebates or incentives and earn back any initial cost difference.