Do you want to make a difference this year and do your part for the environment? If so, the great news is that going green doesn’t have to be a tiresome challenge – it can be as easy as making a few simple changes to your lifestyle. Here are our top tips for successfully going green in 2017.
Change Your Lightbulbs
When it comes to lighting, whether in the office or at home, energy efficient LED lightbulbs benefit everyone. Not only do they use a lot less electricity, but they also last much longer than ordinary incandescent lightbulbs – up to 50 times longer, in fact!
Bring Your Own Bags
While paying 50 cents for a plastic bag at the store might not seem like much, the costs can quickly start to add up. Plus, with so many plastic bags lying around at home with no use, what is the point of buying new ones every time you shop? Do your wallet and the environment a favour by bringing your own bags along with you instead.
Dry Your Clothes the Natural Way
Tumble dryers make use of valuable energy reserves and can contribute quite substantially to your monthly household bills. Why put that amount of strain on the environment and on your bank account when you can simply dry your clothes the natural way – on the washing line outside. What’s even better is the fact that this method of drying has been shown to lengthen the lifespan, and preserve the delicate fabrics, of all your favourite items.
Fix Leaking Taps
Not only are leaking taps annoying, but they also take a massive toll on the earth. South Africa is currently experiencing a drought, so now more than ever, every drop counts. If you notice a leaking tap, do your best to attend to it as quickly as possible. Even a minor leak can result in the loss of litres of water every single day.
Grow Your Own Produce
Start your own garden and instantly reap the rewards! Harvest delicious, pesticide-free fruits and veggies (and notice a drastic improvement in your health and the health of your family) while also enjoying a new hobby guaranteed to keep your stress at bay.
Pay Attention to Your Cleaning Products
Ordinary cleaning products that you use at home and at the office are chockfull of harmful chemicals and additives. These chemicals can be harmful to both your health and the health of the environment. Here at Delphis Eco, our focus is on keeping South Africa cleaner and greener, and we do this by manufacturing cleaning products that are 100% eco-friendly and safe to use. View our selection here.
See? Going green is easy if you are willing to make the various effortless changes to your lifestyle. Not only will the earth enjoy a boost, but you will also be sure to save money and improve your health in the process. It’s a win-win situation for all! Happy 2017, everybody!