With the cost of living skyrocketing across the globe, there has never been a better time to address the way that you shop and look for the cheaper and more eco-friendly options available to you in every aspect of your day-to-day life.
There are items and services available for your home, style, and transport that you may have not even thought of before – ones that not only save you money but also reduce your carbon footprint.
#1 Used Recycled or Preloved Items
There are many different markets that use recycling as a foundation, thereby minimizing the harm done to the environment – and preloved items can be found in this category. This is even more apparent when it comes to furniture and clothing.
Making furniture and clothing from scratch can impact the environment not only due to the sheer amount of deforestation undertaken to acquire wood but also in the acreage required to plant crops such as cotton to use in clothing – not to mention the environmental impacts stemming from the chemicals and the power used to create these goods.
However, by choosing to reuse those preloved items, you are not adding to the harmful demand for new goods, therefore lessening your environmental impact.
#2 Take Advantage of Public Transport
If you live in a city or large town and your social life and work commitments are also based within that vicinity, you can quite easily make use of public transport. You will find that in most cases, it is reliable and, for the main part, comparatively priced.
However, if you do not live nearby the places you need to frequent, or if you have to travel outside of the boundaries mentioned, you could very well find that the compromise to convenience is not suitable for your needs or lifestyle.
#3 Choose Eco-Friendly Cars
If public transport isn’t a viable option for you, you will do better off owning your own car. There are eco-friendly options that you can take within this scenario as well, whether you are choosing to purchase a second-hand vehicle or a brand new one off the conveyor belt.
Obviously, when it comes to eco-friendly, there are compromises to make; on the one hand, you could search among the used cars Bury has available for a hybrid vehicle, which will be far cheaper than buying one new – plus, you will be using components that have already been sourced, used and owned before.
On the other hand, you could buy a new eco-friendly car that may have the latest technology and potential higher eco-friendly ratings; however, this will be far more expensive, as well as entail the added eco costs of being made of brand new components, which could have been harmful to the environment in their making or production
Indeed, eco-friendly goes as far as you personally want it to, but inevitably everything has its carbon footprint; it is totally up to you where you choose to draw the line. However, in saying this, every step towards an eco-friendly future for humans is the right step for the planet and all the other creatures that live on it and within its atmosphere – so going green wherever possible is the wisest move.