Skip to main content

Going For Green

What does going green mean?

Chances are, you’ve heard “going green” being bandied about quite a lot lately. Perhaps you’ve overheard a work colleague, or your parents mentioning it and you are wondering what does it actually mean and how can you get involved?

Going green is a gradual process for most people because it means implementing certain lifestyle changes that are designed to help you live in a more Eco-friendly way. You’ve become more environmentally aware and wish to change your lifestyle and behaviors to reduce the amount of waste and pollution you generate. You wish to protect the environment because the planet was here first.



Living a green lifestyle doesn’t mean huge drastic changes. Small and easy to manage changes to begin with makes all the difference. The smallest change with the biggest impact is of course recycling. Your local council has likely given you different bags and boxes for recycling, so be sure to use them. It takes moments to place a piece of plastic in its assigned recycle bag rather than the bin.

In England we generate about 177 million tonnes of waste every year. Waste sent to landfill produces methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas. While generally it is not directly harmful to humans, it is highly explosive and can cause death by asphyxiation. Methane can displace oxygen which is needed for breathing.

As well as recycling, you can do all the other little things you hear about:
•    Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and showering instead of taking a bath can save bucket loads of water.
•    Switching lights off when you leave the room/when they are not necessary.
•    Getting around by foot where possible instead of using your car.
•    Planting a vegetable garden instead of using water hogging grass.
•    Purchasing organic and chemical products where possible.

While sometimes doing all of the above seems overwhelming and time consuming, you can just practice and implement one thing at a time rather than tackling everything at once.
Instead of driving your kids to the park, try getting there on foot. Make it fun by encouraging them to hop, skip and jump (carefully!) along the way. Having to journey home the same way means there will be big appetites and whatever is placed in front of them will be demolished and there will be no food wastage either. Bonus!

Going Green doesn’t sound too bad now does it?

Visit our website to find out more about us www.ecogreenitrecycling.co.uk - what we do to help protect the environment and how we can help you protect the environment.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The 3 R’s of IT Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Electronic gadgets are the most essential element of our daily lives, today. The advancement in technology have brought us to a point where we cannot even imagine living in this world without our phones, laptops, tablets or desktop computers, etc.
But what we fail to realize in contrast to the number of benefits we avail from them, is the amount of environmental damage these electronic gadgets cause when not disposed using IT recycling, properly. This electronic waste is today’s one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world as minimal IT recycling is being conducted to address the issue. Rapid data innovation around the globe combined with fast addition of new technologies and innovation at short interims is causing the early obsoleting of numerous such devices. Under such circumstances, there is a serious need of extensive IT recycling. There are various companies working on IT recycling in Nottingham, but what is needed is a serious realization of the benefits and the ur…

8 Eco-conscious Ways to Dispose Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste can be found everywhere – from commercial offices to factories to heavy manufacturing plants in the form of chemicals, cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries, nuclear power, and more. Even if you are not producing hazardous waste, you are indirectly contributing in some or the other way. Here are 8 steps you can take to ensure safe and Eco-friendly disposal of waste: 1. Incineration Incineration is a safe way to dispose toxic waste and destroy hazardous waste. A big advantage of this method is the ability to transform flammable waste into energy sources. Advanced incinerators have greatly reduced the release of toxic gases in the environment. Incineration needs minimal amount of land, brings down the amount of trash to half and the residue produced is odorless. 2. Recycling Certain treated hazardous waste can also be recycled instead of being directly dumped into a landfill. Companies are now also compacting recyclable waste to reach their green goals using ind…

IT Recycling: 5 Reasons Why People Don’t Recycle and 5 Reasons They Should

Most of us think that ethically recycling is the right thing. But sadly, we all have family, friends and acquaintances who don’t like to recover. Below are some reasons why people don’t recycle and why they should 5 Reasons Why People Do Not Recycle Recycling Is Inconvenient This seems to be the most common reason why people don’t recycle – they just don’t want to put in some extra effort. Some locations don’t have picked up. Some people say they just don’t care. That’s not a good enough reason. I Do Not Have Enough Space in My Home to Recycle The lesser space is a problem for many. Several people don’t want to see any little space left in the trash can for the recycling bins; the extra trash is a horror. Not a good enough reason.
If They Paid Me, I’d recycle Some countries put a penalty on people for not recycling. Some states do the other way round they pay people for recycling. Some areas have no incentives or penalties for recycling. Is that good enough? Recycling Doesn’t…