With single-use plastic in the spotlight, people making a more conscious decision about where their food comes from and trying to give our environment and the world that we live in a fighting chance, you may be looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly in your own home.
Sometimes the problems of climate change and global warming can seem overwhelming, and we don't know where to start, but we can all make daily and inexpensive changes for the better.
Here are some of our top tips for a making your home eco-friendlier today.
If you have a backyard area, no matter how small you can benefit from setting up a composting system for all your green waste. You will be amazed at how much lower the trash load will be, and the bonus will be free fertiliser for your garden.
Lights and switches
Switch off lights in rooms you are not using and try and turn your appliances off at the wall where you can. You will not only save on power bills but help save the planet in the process.
Use more rags and fewer paper towels
We all have old shirts and stockings that make perfect rags for use around the house in cleaning. Cloths can be washed and re-used instead of using consumable's like paper towels and napkins.
Indoors plants can make your home feel and look brighter but can also add much-needed oxygen to your home. Or alternatively, you can also plant a herb or veggie patch in your garden so you can grow your own food.
Instead of always looking to the heating to warm you up in winter look to add some new rugs to your home to spruce it up. They will add some colour to your lounge and will also help you keep warm on a cold winters night.
There are so many ways that we can reduce our footprint and live a bit greener; these are just some tips. What are your favourite ways?