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7 Steps To Living More Sustainably in 2024

Updated: Apr 21

With World Earth Day coming up, we wanted to share our 7 top tips for being more sustainable in 2024.

Cultivate Your Own Green Space

There's something deeply satisfying about growing your own herbs, fruits, and veggies. Stepping away from the supermarket aisles cuts down on emissions linked with transporting and cooling produce. Don't have a garden? No problem! Many edibles thrive on a sunny windowsill.

Take a look at House Beautifuls guide to get you started:

Compost Kitchen Waste

Sending food waste to the landfill leads to methane production, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential far exceeding CO2. Composting is a simple solution. By turning your scraps into compost, you prevent methane release, lessen the energy needed for waste transport, and if you garden, your plants will flourish in nutrient-rich, moisture-retentive soil.

Opt for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Did you know a staggering 90% of the energy consumed by traditional incandescent bulbs is lost as heat? That's your hard-earned money melting away! Let's shine a light on a smarter choice: LED, CFL, or halogen bulbs. These savvy options require a mere 20% of the electricity used by their old-fashioned counterparts, slicing your energy bills and shrinking your carbon footprint. This is something we have recently done in our factory, by replacing our spray booth lighting. We used BLT direct who have a great range of eco-friendly lighting options

Choose Eco-Friendly Delivery Options

During your next online shopping spree, make an eco-friendly move by consolidating your purchases into fewer deliveries. Simply select the option for the least number of packages. And why rush? Opting for the slowest delivery can make a difference, too.

Check Your Tyre Pressure

For the motorists out there, routinely checking your tyre pressure can lead to a smoother ride and fuel savings. Under-inflated tyres demand more fuel, so keep them topped up and your carbon footprint in check.

Embrace Rechargeable Batteries

It's time to bid farewell to the throwaway culture of single-use alkaline batteries, especially for everyday gadgets like your television remote. Switch to rechargeable batteries and not only will your wallet thank you in the long run, but you'll also be doing your bit to reduce the colossal amount of batteries sold annually, of which few are recycled. And for those expired batteries loitering in your drawer, take them to a local recycling point that will accept them (always check the local guidelines first). Remember, they don't belong in the bin!

And finally....

Pedal Power Your Commute

How about cycling to work once a week? It's a healthful habit that eliminates a day's worth of commute-related CO2 emissions. If everyone did this, imagine the reduction in weekly emissions.


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