Being one with nature is really important. Our lifestyle should ideally be such that it ensures minimal burden on our ecology as our ecosystem is already suffering too much under burden of mindless exploitation. We as responsible individuals must make sure that we do whatever we can to enrich and protect our precious resources.
Replace tissues with reusable towels and rags
Though many an often tissues are made of recycled paper, the production of the same can take a lot of resources. Replace tissues with towels or make rags from old clothes (yes! Just like old times) and use them around the kitchen and to wipe your hands, etc. You can save up a lot not just on buying tissues but on making them too. You are also using up old clothes instead of wasting them- win, win for both!
Reuse used water
Water is one of the most precious resources that we are depleting rapidly. Often, we can be extremely wasteful while using water. You will see that in most eco-friendly homes, reduction in the usage of water is given a lot of importance. Apart from this, reusing used water will help in making your apartment more eco-friendly. You can water plants with the water used to wash vegetables, rice, etc. Utilise water discarded by your RO purifier to water plants, wash vessels & vehicles to make your home more eco-friendly.
Replace plastic bags with cloth and reusable bags
Plastic is yet another menace that is causing a lot of damage to our ecology. Use reusable cloth bags or opt for paper bags while you shop in order to reduce your dependence on plastic bags.
Fix leaky fixtures
Leaky fixtures like taps, faucets and flush tanks can waste a large amount of clean water. A lot of us tend to just oversee these errands which must be given utmost importance. Thousands of individuals do not have access to clean drinking water, and us wasting it in this manner might lead to the same future for us too.
Don’t keep appliances running
Avoid your dependence on appliances and gadgets as much as you can. After an appliance is used, it is better to unplug it immediately to avoid any accidents or wastage of energy.
Avoid over cluttering your house
You may have a lot of items in your house that you will never use. It is best suggested to discard these so that someone else can make the most of it. Also, a lot of times more things around make the space feel hotter and closed which would make us want to use an AC or a fan. Decluttering and either selling items off or donating them to be reused will help our ecology extensively.
Segregate your waste
Learn to segregate your waste so that decomposable items and non-decomposable items can be separated. It is also suggested to opt to have a compost pit or a bin where you can make organic manure for your garden.
There are a lot of everyday items that we can grow at home. One can use natural manure and grow plants the organic way. It prevents the use of harmful disinfectants that release toxins into our food and into the air. A lot of energy is used in transporting and procuring our everyday essentials. We can save a lot of money and energy by growing our own plants.