How to Embrace Eco-Friendly Living in Your Home

Ideally, everyone who owns or rents a home would embrace eco-friendly living to protect our planet and our future. If you are just beginning on your sustainability journey, there are some small and easy changes you can make to introduce eco-friendly living into your home. So sit back, read our tips and share them with the whole family to begin making a difference!

Turn off Appliances

Turning off your appliances at the plug when not in use goes a long way towards conserving energy and also cutting down your household bills. Get into the habit of turning off lights and the television when you leave the room and only boiling as much water as you need in the kettle. If you want to go an extra step, try boiling up the water you need for the day and storing it in a flask to keep it hot.

Avoid Food Wastage

According to business waste UK: The UK throws away around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste in a single year. That’s a shocking amount when so many people are still living in poverty. To avoid your household adding to the overall food waste problem, plan your meals for the week or the month and only buy what you need. This will help you avoid throwing away good food and will significantly reduce your grocery spend.

Invest in Bags for Life

Investing in bags for life on your next shopping trip and reusing the same bags every time you shop will massively reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill in the UK. It takes one plastic bag 1000 years to degrade in landfill and even then, it continues to release toxins into the environment. Have a few bags for life to hand and only replace them when they break or become unusable.


It’s never been so easy to recycle, most households now have dedicated bins for recycling and compost waste so you can recycle as often as you can. Everything from plastic bottles and cardboard to glass can be recycled but be sure to check your local refuse company website or guidelines to see what can and can’t be recycled by them.


There are so many ways to repurpose old items and clothes you no longer need. If your old clothes, shoes or toys are in a good usable condition but you no longer need them, consider donating them to your local charity shop or clothing bank so they can start a new adventure with someone else. Old wellington boots can make a great planter! An old chest of drawers that has seen better days can be brought back to life with furniture paint and new hardware. Get creative and before you throw something away, ask yourself if it could be renovated or reused for another purpose.

We hope our blog helps you get started on your eco-friendly journey. Have you got any more ideas we haven’t included? We would love to hear them here.

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