During Covid-19, most of us will not have access to the same resources whilst being confined to our homes, we therefore love these tips on how to reduce your plastic and carbon footprint whilst staying at home.
Ps. These tips are also awesome when we get back to normal!
We have collected some brilliant tips from our community on how to be more sustainable whilst staying at home.
Get creative with everything you have in the pantry to reduce food waste and for example, use food scraps to make vegetable stock. @ohhelloearth
ACTIVATE YOUR GREEN FINGERS
Take the opportunity to grow as much food as you can yourself, even in a flat you can easily plant herbs and tomatoes. @natalie_shirlaw
PLAN IT OUT
Make a weekly food plan to reduce your; food waste, stress of going and spending time in the shop and your impulsive buying. It also increases planning so that you can bring any containers needed to reduce plastic. @goxuboys
LOCAL = LESS EMISSIONS
If you have to order food online, choose items which are local to your country to reduce carbon emissions from transport. @scatteredgreys
With us being at home a lot more, save on energy by switching lights and electrics off when you are not in the room and using them. Also, since it is getting warmer outside, lower the temperature inside a bit to reduce energy from heating. @annecarolinemarten
Reusing clothes for longer as they don’t get as dirty, all to save having to do laundry as often. Also make sure to always do full loads when washing clothes. @psephone
We LOVE SHARING these small changes with our community and HERE are other fantastic #smallchanges tips in our series for you to check out.
This blog post was written by the Nature Unite team with tips from our brilliant community!