Wanting to live a more sustainable lifestyle is one thing, knowing where you should start is another kettle of (sustainably farmed) fish!
Our greatest impact on the planet comes from three key things: food, water and energy usage. So, it’s wise idea to start taking sustainable living tips on board in the home.
Keep reading for seven sustainable living ideas that can help you can get started.
How to live a sustainable lifestyle
Sort your rubbish right
Waste is an unavoidable part of living in the modern world, however, we can all minimise the waste that we send to landfill.
To do this, always separate your rubbish accurately, make sure you’re familiar with what you can recycle, consider earth-cycling your food waste and if you have electronics you don’t want, take them to your local drop-off centre.
Choose natural materials
When it comes to your home, furnishings and décor made from natural materials are best when buying new. Or, better still, fill your home with as many second-hand, upcycled and antique items as possible. You won’t just save money this way, you’ll also be helping to save the planet. Everybody wins!
Nothing beats peeling a juicy orange in the middle of winter or biting into a ripe peach at the start of summer. Seasonal fruit and veggies don’t just taste better, they’re also better for our planet. By transporting food in from other states or countries, this generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases, which can easily be avoided by simply shopping seasonably instead.
Don’t chuck your containers
Not only are you saving them from going to landfill, but you’ll also make a quick buck! Thanks to the introduction of Containers for Change here in WA, you can now take most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers to participating facilities for a 10c refund per container!
It’s great for the environment and a great way to make some pocket money or support local charities and community groups. Click to find out where to return your containers.
Switch to smart technology
If your budget allows it, we recommend making the switch to smart technologies that can help regulate your home’s temperature. The logic behind this is simple: the greater control you have over the temperature, the less you’ll have to use heating and cooling appliances. Hello, reduced energy bills!
At ABC Blinds, we offer motorised indoor blinds, outdoor blinds and awnings which are controlled with the aid of our Smart Home Hub. This innovative device allows you to control up to 20 sets of motorised blinds from any location via your WiFi router to designated smartphone applications.
For more reasons why you should make the switch to motorised blinds, check out this blog.
Swap your showerhead
Did you know that showers make up 22% of total household water use? Cutting down on your shower time is a great sustainable living practice to take on board, as is switching to a water efficient showerhead. By making the switch, your household can save up to 20,000 litres of water each year.
If you live in a regional WA town, you are able to swap up to two old showerheads for new water efficient models free of charge until 31 May 2021. You can find out more about the Showerhead Swap scheme here.
Spread the word
When more people choose to live a sustainable lifestyle, the greater the positive impact on our planet. Share your sustainable living tips with your friends, family, even colleagues and you might be surprised on the power it can have. Even if only a few lifestyle changes are implemented, it all makes a huge difference.
All of our blinds, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest prices in the market, guaranteed. Just bring in a quote on any competitor’s comparable item and we’ll beat it by 5%!