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4 Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly at Home

Written by Jimmy Rustling

In recent years, it has become more apparent than ever that it’s important for all of us to do our part in an effort to conserve resources and protect the planet. There are various ways in which you can help achieve this goal. One is to simply make some basic lifestyle changes at home.

The following are a few noteworthy examples. While making these adjustments might not necessarily reverse the effects of pollution and overconsumption of resources immediately, they can help you be more eco-friendly in general:

Use a Bidet

Bidets have long been popular in Europe. However, they have not caught on in the United States quite as easily.

In reality, they should. When used properly, a bidet can limit the necessity to use large amounts of toilet paper. This is beneficial to the environment for obvious reasons.

Bring Your Own Bag

More and more states and jurisdictions throughout the country are taking legislative steps to minimize the usage of plastic bags at grocery stores and other such institutions. They are doing so because usage of plastic bags is a major contributing factor to overuse of resources in general.

You may not live in an area where use of plastic bags has been addressed in any legal ways. Regardless, it’s a very good idea to bring your own bag with you when going to the store. This is a small change that can nevertheless make a big difference. Keep in mind, when you take basic steps such as this, your friends and family may notice, increasing the chances of them also taking such steps.

Buy Second Hand Items

It’s worth noting that many of the steps you can take to protect the environment could also be good for your wallet. For example, one of the easiest ways to be more eco-friendly is to buy second hand goods whenever possible. This reduces the need to consume resources and will likely save you quite a bit of money if you make it a regular habit.

Don’t Use Disposable Products

Using disposable products may be a convenient option in various circumstances. For instance, it’s undeniably much easier to use paper plates than to use dishware that needs to be washed after use.

That said, you should keep in mind how the long-term cost of making “convenient” choices can outweigh the benefits. This isn’t to say you need to be intensely strict with yourself, never using any disposable products at all. When making purchases, you merely need to keep in mind that prioritizing simplicity may conflict with your overall goals and values.

Again, the main point to keep in mind is that combatting the effects of resource consumption is a team effort. Theoretically, each and every one of us has the potential to make the world a better and cleaner place in which to live.

As these examples illustrate, doing so also doesn’t need to be a challenge. Small lifestyle changes can contribute to major planetary change in a way you may not have considered.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.