Whether you are concerned about the state of the environment or simply want to become more environmentally friendly in your daily living, there are easy ways to accomplish your goals. All you need to do is make a few small changes.
Repair Your Phone
As you have likely noticed, there seems to be a planned obsolescence when it comes to technology. Whenever a company has its big reveal for a new device, the old ones somehow start to slow down or do not work as well as they used to.
You do not have to succumb to the masses to have a good phone. There is far too much waste when it comes to discarded tech devices. If you own a Samsung phone, avoid this problem by opting for Samsung phone repairs instead of replacements.
Let qualified service personnel assess your current phone to determine how they can provide the best service so you can keep your phone. It will save you time and money by keeping what you have and preventing your phone from going to the landfill.
Use Reusable Bottles
Consider how often you drink water throughout the day. If you open a new plastic water bottle each time, you will have a pile of discarded bottles lying around by the end of each day. Be aware of your consumption and opt for a reusable water bottle instead. Select a bottle that will fit in your vehicle’s cup holder and the side pocket of your backpack or work bag. This way, you will ensure a higher success rate in using your bottle simply because it will fit.
Take this notion a step further and also invest in a reusable coffee or tea travel mug. They come in a variety of sizes, types, and colors. You can usually bring them into your local coffee shop and ask the barista to fill them up with your favorite caffeinated beverage each morning. This may garner a discount, but it will surely save a few cups from the trash.
You are probably thinking “I do not litter” and you are right. But, your waste may produce litter if you are not mindful. When you take your trash bins out to the curb every week, are they overflowing? Does the lid open up in strong winds causing trash to blow away?
Mitigate these potential litter factors by only placing what can fit into the bins each week. To do so, take a look at what you are classifying as garbage. Could it be recycled instead? Check your local municipality to learn what the guidelines are in your area.
Additionally, ensure you are closing any bags or parcels inside the trash bin. That way, when the bin is lifted into the garbage truck, all of the trash goes with it instead of onto your lawn or the roadway.
All of these environmental efforts on your part will benefit you in more ways than simply being kind to the planet. You will save money over the long run, which will aid your financial health and even serve to strengthen it. That is a win for everyone.