These days we are all looking for ways we can help the environment. At home we recycle our waste, we try and walk or cycle rather than use our vehicles and we try and reduce the amount of electricity we use by ensuring things are turned off when not in use.
More homes are being built these days with solar energy and wind power and hybrid and electric vehicles are more common on our roads than ever before. For many of us these new environmentally friendly inovations are not achieveable due to cost for example and so we need to find different ways to help the environment.
The one big thing I have changed in our home is our recycling habits. Our waste is removed weekly and recycling every second week, I am sure it’s much the same everywhere in the UK. The scary thing is that many people don’t bother to recycle, sending their everyday trash to the overflowing landfills. If everyone was to make the change and start recycling we could dramatically reduce our carbon footprint.
Now I know I’m a tiny fish in a huge ocean when I recycle and the amount of recycling I do on a weekly basis probably isn’t going to make a different, but I only need a few more people like me and together we will make a difference.
All my recyclable materials get collected every second week and I try and save as much of the natural items such as my veg peelings for my compost heap at the edge of my garden, this means I am sending a limited amount to the landfills. Our landfills are overflowing with waste that could have been recycled, we are running out of space and unfortunately shooting our waste into outer space is not an option. What comes up must come down.
Every time I head to the shop I notice people grabbing at the plastic bags, filling them up and heading home. Chances are those bags are landing up on the landfills. Buying canvas bags are a great way to reduce the number of plastic bags you use and they are stronger and more stylish at the same time.
Canvas bags are so durable and can easily help you transport your groceries from the store to your home without damaging the environment. I am surprised that we don’t charge for bags here in the UK, you have a small handful of shops that do charge, but if everyone were to charge, more people would buy canvas bags and make a positive impact on our environment.
Canvas bags are available in a range of colours and designs and are ideal when going shopping. Make a difference to our environment in a positive way and don’t grab that plastic bag when out shopping.