Some people think it requires a lot of effort, time and money to give your home an eco-friendly renovation. The truth is that there are a lot of eco-products which you can use and can reduce the waste and make the planet a better place to live in. Eco-products are also known as environment-friendly products or green products as they cause minimal harm to people and the environment.
Some items that can come handy at the same time being eco-friendly are listed below. You can make full use of it and contribute in keeping the environment pollution free.
House Cleaners- Products found in the supermarket to clean your homes are full of components which are chemicals and are harmful to the environment. These can easily be replaced by vinegar, bakingsoda, tea tree oil and water; you will get the same cleanliness and no harm to the environment.
LED Bulbs- These will save electricity and carbon emissions over incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
Shower Timer- This device will tell you how much time you spent under the shower and how much time you spend running the water. Conserve water, it is important.
Solar-Candles- These are versatile and decorative, these solar-powered candle lanterns are perfect to set the ambience right.
Bio-degradable Pots- These are good for small fruits, perennials, field-dug plants and broad-leafed evergreens. Containers are fiber molded that is made from recycled material, bio-degradable and usually decompose in a year’s time.
Cloth or Cotton Shopping Bags- Say no to plastics. Some markets are already using these carry bags.
Paints- Use paints low in volatile organic compounds which are chemicals found in paints.
Appliances with Energy Stars- Using dish-washers and refrigerators which meet energy star standards, low consumption of energy and you save on energy.
Use Dual-Flush Toilets- So you can flush according to the water needed.
Use eco-friendly healthcare products- Shampoos, soaps, detergents can all be harmful in the long run just running down the drain because of the chemicals they contain so use natural health products and see if the cans can be recycled.
Sinks- All modern faucets have aerators, so you can reduce the flow of water without reducing the pressure.
Floor-coverings- Use bamboo, jute, cork and other natural materials grown sustainably. All you need to be is a little cautious and use items/products which will not harm you and also the environment, so conserve water, save energy, go green use eco-friendly things and say a big no to plastics and help preserve the planet and make it a healthier and safer place to live in.
Use a water-resistant cloth shower curtain, instead of vinyl, or consider a glass door system, as all plastic and vinyl land up in the landfills. Use showers instead of baths/tubs as they use more water.
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