When it comes to ‘green living’, it’s really the little things that matter.
You don’t have to necessarily make big changes. Adopting the seemingly insignificant changes, like changing your usual toilet paper brand to a recyclable one or vying not to use chemical cleaners will promote the idea of ‘Green’ and eco-friendly living just as well.
Oridow, one of the leading uPVC door and window manufacturers provides the following ‘going green’ tips:
Avoid Using Bug Sprays and Pesticides
Ask any bug exterminator, pest prevention is always better than pest control. The points to remember when preventing pests from entering your home are;
- Keep your kitchen and living areas crumb and dirt free.
- Seal holes in the walls and cracks in the foundation.
- Look for home remedies if you do require help for pest control. Same goes for cleaning solutions.
Upgrade Your Insulation
One way to make your home more energy efficient is by incorporating insulation or upgrading the current one. In fact, preventing leakage by sealing ducts, walls, doors and windows improves energy draw of a home by nearly 20 to 30 percent!
With Oridow on the scene, adding good quality insulation isn’t a dream anymore for homeowners. Providing great quality for an economical cost, the uPVC doors and windows manufacturer can help make your home more energy efficient.
Donate If You Can, Don’t Throw Away!
According to some estimates, about 27 pounds of carbon emissions are reduced for every item of clothing that’s donated. How? Quite simply, the piece of clothing that you donate isn’t headed for the landfill but is used further. The energy and resources that would have been used to produce that clothing is therefore not needed.
Collect the clothing your children and you won’t wear anymore, take them to a thrift store or a charity that accepts donations. You can also list down items on Freecycle.org.
Keep the 3 important Rs when implementing green living into your home. What are the 3 Rs? Reduce, reuse, and recycle and in that order!
This is the only way we can get out of the ecological debt (or at least try to stay afloat) that the world finds itself today.
How to go about this? It’s always better to reduce personal consumption than it is to reuse something.
On the other hand, it’s less taxing (on the environment) to reuse a product or item than recycle it. Make it a point to recycle your daily trash, i.e. separate aluminum and place under the recycle category. Here is a list of items that can be recycled.
Deciding to go green isn’t so hard. It’s how to go about the decision that stumps most people. Fortunately, the world is slowly going towards a more green and environment friendly approach when it comes to manufacturing, production and other important sectors of every industry.