Some of the materials that can be composted over time include, but are not limited to:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Dead flowers
- Old newspapers
- Tea bags
- Grass cutting
Growing your own produce
How much you can grow obviously depends on the size of garden that you have to play with, but some produce that can easily be grown in even the most modest of gardens include:
Do away with plastic
Biodegradable packaging, such as paper bags, is much kinder to the environment and doesn’t have to cost the earth, either. If you visit this website, you will find a wide variety of eco-friendly packaging that you can incorporate into your everyday life as a viable alternative to plastic.
Turn off electrical appliances
According to the Energy Savings Trust, as much as £1.7 billion could be saved collectively if all households in Great Britain turned off their appliances when not in use. That equates to between £45 and £80 per year per household that is being wasted on appliances to do absolutely nothing.
Rainwater possesses more natural minerals, and less harmful chemicals, that helps plants to flourish. By investing in a rainwater harvesting tank, you can save up on better quality water for your garden, as well as cutting down on water costs in the household - just another way to keep green and save money.
Recycle, recycle, recycle
Make it easier to recycle by having two bins in each room – one for normal trash and another for recycling. This way, there can be no excuses for the two types of waste to be mixed together.