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Earth Day 2021: What are your best sustainability tips?

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Posted by: TaylorCS

22nd Apr 2021 11:41am

Earth Day 2021: What are your best sustainability tips?

Comments 8

gpress
  • 2nd May 2021 08:29pm

Just simply trying to use less everyday. Planning our meals, leftovers for lunches and trying to have less that gets thrown out. Recently got some chooks for leftovers but have had worm farms for years for green waste. Switching to more efficient lighting - LED, but still need to go around the house switching off lights left on. Like other have said, keep reusable shopping bags in the car.

SYD
  • 30th Apr 2021 06:40pm

Keep your tin hat on at all times.

no name
  • 30th Apr 2021 12:08pm

We always carry reusable shopping bags and netting bags for fruit and vegetables. I use silicone, stretchy covers instead of clingwrap. (Tried beeswax wraps but they fell off in the fridge so I gave up!) Recycle as much of our paper and plastic waste as I can, but often frustrated that the yoghurt only comes in plastic tubs which are not acceptable at the Cash for Containers place. Recycle coffee capsules, garden waste and some water. Have solar energy. House is designed to capture winter sun/warmth. Now focused on sustainable clothing. It will be a gradual shift. Have you noticed how hard it is to find out online where clothes have been manufactured?

AdelaideM
  • 30th Apr 2021 11:21am

I've been looking a lot into reusable products.
I've recently purchased a reusable razor which takes much more effort since I have to use a shave cream and be more careful, but it means I just replace the blade once every few weeks rather than buying new ones all the time.
Using bar soap instead of liquid soap, which creates more waste has also been a really simple switch that reduces the amount of plastic I'm buying and discarding.
I've also tried to focus on buying beautiful quality clothing less often rather than cheap clothing I have to replace all the time. Statistically, the amount of clothing we throw away here in Australia is insane!
Finally, borrowing books from the library instead of buying them - this has also helped the bank account a bit!

mymhus
  • 29th Apr 2021 04:52am

Try to use greener recyclable products for products used for water supply, sewerage and stormwater harvesting such as pipes, valves, fittings and associated items which can be recyclable and emit low carbon energy. Use water carefully without wasting it. As far as possible make use of recycled water for toilet flushing, street cleaning etc. Increase stormwater usage for irrigating golf course, parks and garden. Capture and make use of rain water wherever possible.

Jade Simpson
  • 28th Apr 2021 10:56pm

Turn switches off at the wall when not using.

Dena31948125
  • 27th Apr 2021 12:18am

Every person can grow more trees. Keep our beaches clean, use clean energy, also recycle plastic and cans.
Love the earth.

jtmorri
  • 25th Apr 2021 06:49pm

Do full loads of washing in the machine. Use cloth re-usable bags for shopping. Mend and fix things rather than throwing them out. Buy better quality classic cuts of clothes that will last years rather than fast fashion which is annually and seasonably changeable and wasteful.

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