Many believe that going green and saving money are two activities that don’t go hand in hand. There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. Credit.com created this thorough guide that outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. From shopping to pet care to home maintenance, consult the below visual to see how you can save money each year while going green.
While food packaging has revolutionised the way we store and consume food, there is now so much of it that landfills can’t cope. Some of it is poisonous, and some of it never degrades. It can take 450 years for some types of plastic bottle to break down; one type, PET, while recyclable, doesn’t biodegrade at all.
The words Reduce Reuse Recycle have been on conscious consumers’ lips for decades; recycling is now commonplace, and there are newer initiatives like the plastic bag charge. We’d also do well to follow France’s lead in banning plastic cutlery, cups and plates. But we should create less waste to begin with. These are 5 simple ways to tackle the packaging problem yourself:
Thanks to fellow green blogger Wasteland Rebel because she provides a list of Package Free shops in Germany and Austria. And I got to find one exactly in Heidelberg (right where we live) that I wasn’t aware of! Now I buy most of my grains, nuts, pasta and other dry goods there!