Thursday, 24 September 2015

Increase your recycling habits! #SaveThePlanetIn4Words

I have seen today #SaveThePlanetIn4Words trending which got me to thinking what do you all do in your household to try and keep the world ticking over and not plummeting into post-apocalyptic despair!

Currently our bin collection regime has changed and we don’t get the same general waste collected fortnightly instead it has been changed to a three week service, luckily with food and recycling now collected on a weekly cycle.

All the residents were up in arms about this change including us. However now we have been running live for some time now we are not only saving money for our overstretched councils but we are reducing the carbon foot print we are leaving behind.

The positive thing we have noticed about the new collection system is you naturally start to think about what you are using and learn what can be recycled and you instinctively make the effort to ensure you are being effective with your waste; otherwise your general waste bin is overflowing FAR too fast.

What other basic steps can you make to improve on your carbon footprint? When we were looking at changing cars we always had family safety in mind also with that the next important thing was emissions so based on these two facts we found ourselves with a low emission and highly ranked NCAP safety rated car.

I do admit I could do more to reduce the ever mounting carbon footprint I produce, I like to think I am doing my bit to help especially as I want a great future for my two boys on this planet.

So I have been thinking about things like cycling to work, turning off more lights in the house and not turning the heating on (its nearly October and we haven’t had the heating on yet! Although I wanted to put it on the other day and The Mrs gave me a stern look and “advised” me to get my dressing gown on!).   At least if I am doing these steps I am saving money and the world all at once?

Perhaps you could try and reduce too, as none of us want to have to survive in the aftermath! 

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