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Is Being Eco Friendly Expensive?

November 18, 2020
Is Being Eco Friendly Expensive?

If you believe it's too expensive to live a more eco friendly lifestyle, let us prove otherwise.



Here is a list of things you can start doing today, that are either super cheap or completely free. Some will actually save you money.

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  1. Eat less meat
  2. Stop buying bottled water
  3. Buy less stuff
  4. Walk or ride more; drive less
  5. Turn off the lights. They don't all have to be on all the time
  6. Don’t buy plastic shopping bags from the supermarket. Bring your own bags
  7. Say no to straws
  8. Shower shorter
  9. Invest in the simplest grey water system: use a bucket to catch ‘run off’ water in the shower and use it to water your garden or flush the toilet
  10. Buy second hand clothes at the Op Shop, Vinnies, Salvos, Depop or Sustainable Marketplace
  11. Don't throw out clothes. Donate, swap or sell them
  12. Don’t run the aircon unnecessarily
  13. Set the aircon to 24 degrees. It does the job just as well and costs heaps less
  14. In winter when the heater is on: close the curtains
  15. Ditto in the heat: keep windows and curtains closed when the sun beats on them
  16. Close internal doors to keep heat out or warmth in (depending on the season)
  17. Bring your own take away cup
  18. Don't take away but enjoy your coffee while sitting down in your favourite café
  19. Make your take away coffee or tea at home
  20. Take bottles and cans to your local Return & Earn
  21. Recycle all other bottles and containers
  22. Recycle soft plastics at RedCycles in your local supermarket
  23. Make use of your council's chemical round up days
  24. Buy bars of soap, not plastic bottles of liquid hand soap
  25. Bring your own shopping bags
  26. Put a notice on your mail box requesting no junk mail
  27. Ask for all bills and bank statements to be emailed to you
  28. Repair clothes and shoes, don’t throw them out