How to make your home greener?

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Today many people across the world are becoming more environmentally-conscious and what we do in our everyday lives can be part of a big change. An eco-friendly home will not only help you contribute to a sustainable environment but it can also save you a lot of money. Here are a few ways on how to make your home greener!

Get serious about water

 Start to be really serious about saving water. This means fixing any leak, closing the tap when brushing teeth, save clean and unused water in a container to use for plants.
In order to always make sure to use as little water as possible, you can also use VitrA Suit U Basin Mixer, which takes control over water usage by adding streams of air into the water flow so less water is used in the same amount of time. The bonus? On top of being eco-friendly, VitrA’s Mixer is also super stylish, so you don’t have to make any compromise!

Insulate your home

Here is one of the smartest ways to make your home greener: insulation. By insulating your home, you make sure you use as little energy as possible. It will help to hold in the heat, as well as saving money and energy! To do so you can consider using double glazing any windows that don’t already have it. Also, consider insulating your roof and walls because most of the time cavity wall insulation and roof insulation are where up to 35% of heat can be lost!
If you would like to insulate your home, Heat Insulation provides home insulation to be able to improve your carbon footprint and make your home greener by reducing heat loss.

Recycle and create your own compost

Save your kitchen scraps and leftover food and turn them into compost, with InSinkErator. Their food waste disposers work by grinding up food waste which would ordinarily be thrown away. It breaks the waste down into particles that can be flushed away for processing, after which valuable nutrients can be recovered and repurposed for gardening or anything else!

Make the switch to filtered water on tap

Laid out end-to-end the amount of plastic bottles an average family of four throws away each year would stretch from Manchester to Liverpool, making drinking water good for our health but not so good for the environment. Adobe Swich is a clever little device that easily converts normal kitchen tap water into filtered water. Straightforward to fit and easy to use, simply turn the handle control to the type of water supply required and enjoy immediate access to both the domestic supply and filtered water.

Choose LEDs for your lights

One of the most important things is to invest in the right lightbulbs. Energy-efficient light bulbs have taken a significant amount of time for many people to come around to the idea. Switch your usual light bulbs by LEDs, you will save an impressive amount of money and make your home much more eco-friendly!

10 Eco-Friendly products for your home

Huski Home Biodegradable Lunch Box, £13.99

Made from recycled rice husks, these reusable lunch boxes can help save a tonne of waste and help the environment by reusing rice husks that are destined to be burned, which isn’t too good for the planet.
With Huski Home lunchboxes you can always reuse and refill with this 100% natural and biodegradable lunchbox made from recycled rice husks.

Beeswax Wrap Kitchen Set, £15.99

Ideal to reduce your use of clingfilm and plastic, the Beeswax Wraps by Bee Green Wraps are reusable, organic, 100% natural and a great alternative to wrapping your food.
Not only practical Press release for reducing clingfilm and foil consumption, but Bee Green Wraps also have stylish limited edition prints, making them the perfect gift or stocking filler.

Dunelm White Ladder Shelves Unit, £35.00

Make your home eco-friendly with Dunelm sustainable furniture range! Fall in love with this White Lader Shelves Unit made exclusively from sustainable materials. It offers a contemporary space-saving structure perfect for the bathroom and is crafted from durable bamboo for a quality finish.

KLEAN Shower Filter, £60.00

Make sure you shower with clean water thanks to KLEAN shower filter that removes up to 98% of chlorine, heavy metals, bacteria and other impurities from your shower before they come in contact with your skin. Besides improving the quality of your hair and skin, KLEAN is a great way to make your home a little bit greener!

Hemming and Wills Recycled Wool Throw, £45.99

This denim blue and grey fringed wool throw is made from recycled wool clothing. Perfect for any living room, this beautiful eco-friendly throw will keep you warm at all time! The clothing has been broken down into fibres, spun into yarn and then woven into fabric, for an incredible effect!

Tincture Bathroom Spray, £4.99

Add a calming fragrance and keep your bathroom clean and chemical-free with our natural bathroom spray. Perfect for cleaning sinks, toilets, baths, shower cubicles and everything in-between. Remove grime and cut through limescale build-up with ease without the need for harsh chemical cleaners which can be harmful to your skin and lungs.

LSA International Canopy Carafe, £30.00

Ideal for serving water, wine or juice, LSA International versatile Canopy carafes are individually handmade from completely recycled glass. Developed in partnership with Cornwall’s famous Eden Project, Canopy is a range of sustainably produced glassware. Boxed in graphic packaging, made from recycled, recyclable materials and printed with organic vegetable inks.

LEKOCH Bio Bamboo Set, £37.00

If you are looking for a beautiful, yet eco-friendly kitchenware LEKOCH Bio Bamboo Set is a perfect match! Made from organic bamboo fibers, corn starch, wood fibers and resin, this dinnerware set is great for everyday use! Add an eco-touch to your table and impress your guest with this lovely 8-piece biodegradable dinner set.