be savvy about how you live to reduce your impact on the progression of climate change.
Climate change is becoming an ever-pressing issue in the home development sector.
Rising sea levels, along with increasing greenhouse gases and global temperatures mean that homeowners now need to be savvy about how they live to reduce their impact on the progression of climate change.
If you’re looking to invest in sustainability, then here are five ways to be more eco-friendly in your home.
Explore Government Grants
The UK government frequently offers grants and loans for helping homeowners become more sustainable.
For example, The Green Deal allows you to borrow money from the government to pay for items like double glazing and insulation for older homes.
Previously, schemes such as the Green House Grant implemented vouchers to swap for home improvements, insulation and low carbon heating measures.
Get a Compost Toilet
Although it may sound a little on the primitive side, compost toilets from companies like WooWoo Waterless Toilets are very much at the forefront of the future.
They separate waste, allowing natural soil bacteria to break down the urine, and faeces to be broken down with wood shavings so that compost is formed. This compost can then be used as fertiliser for your garden or allotment.
Ordinarily, flushing toilets account for around 30% of the total cost of a household water bill, but as compost toilets are waterless, this reduces water usage significantly.
Recycle Your Old Appliances
Research has shown that only a third of electrical appliances are recycled every year in the UK, and only 2% of households fix their broken appliances.
However, most are now largely recyclable with special treatment, including those you wouldn’t believe such as stairlifts.
Companies like We Buy Any Stairlift offer a rapid stairlift removal service with the aim of re-selling viable parts or recycling those that can’t be sold.
This reduces the amount of electrical waste that goes to landfill and can extend the life of unwanted products.
Grow Your Veggies
If you have a garden or have access to an allotment, growing your veggies is a great way to be eco-friendly while saving some money on your weekly shop.
Peas, potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries and cucumbers are a few examples of vegetables growing particularly well in British climates.
Additionally, you can also use the compost from your compost toilet providing that all harmful bacteria have been removed from the waste.
Use Your Solar Power!
Invest in some solar panels for your roof to combat some of the rising costs of energy.
You don’t need planning permission to install them, and it is estimated that you could save around £405 a year, and you could get paid up to £110 a year for all the energy that you don’t use.
Which methods do you use to keep your home sustainable? Leave your answer in the comments below!