1 Be mindful when topping up your pool or spa. Use a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, watering can or bucket for a maximum of 15 minutes per day.
2 Say goodbye to disposables. It began with the switch from plastic straws to recyclable paper types, but now all the hype is trendy re-usable metal straws. When you buy something, consider its life expectancy. How long can it be used, and will it have more than one use? When you’re finished, will it end up in landfill?
3 Make the swap to an eco-friendly, plastic-free and tree-free toilet paper. Try options made from 100% plant-based materials like bamboo and sugarcane waste, like Pure Planet Club toilet tissue. Making this simple choice means you save wiping out 27,000 trees which is normally used to make toilet paper per day!
4 Use half flush when possible. If you have a dual flush toilet, using the half flush button reduces your water usage which helps to preserve the environment and save money on your water bill - over 15,000 litres of water can be saved annually!
5 Time your showers and stick to 4 minutes. Believe it or not, it is possible to wash your whole body in 4 minutes. Set a timer, do it for a few weeks and soon you will be in the habit of efficient showering. Save water and energy used to heat the water.
6 Reduce plastic waste by choosing eco-beauty products. Plastic pollution is causing irreversible damage to our planet at an alarming rate. Think about your toothbrush, hairbrush and other beauty products. Try bamboo options instead.
7 Use non-toxic cleaning products. A few natural products around the house can be awesome eco-friendly cleaning products. Natural products are healthier for you and healthier for our planet.
8 If you’re not using it, switch it off! It’s amazing how much of your household energy you can save when you’re consciously switching off. Not only will you reduce your electricity bill, you’ll also reduce your impact on natural resources and global warming.
9 Resell and donate items. In 2020, vintage items will be more popular than ever before. So, think twice before tossing something out and adding to landfill. Try reselling at the local markets, offer to or donate to a charity organisation.
10 Double check your water restrictions and stick to it. Recently some places, including Sydney, have upped their water restrictions. If we all do our bit and save a little, together we'll make a big difference.
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