15 Products That Will Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

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Want to lessen your impact on the planet and live more sustainably? Here are 15 ways you can do so – they’re easy, and many are quite affordable as well!

It may seem like a stretch to say that you can change the world, but you actually can – or at least, you can be part of the change. All it takes is a few simple tweaks and you can make your lifestyle more sustainable, and mitigate some of the impact your consumption has on the planet.

Just by implementing some of these simple changes, and replacing some of the products you currently use with these eco-friendly alternatives, you can make a difference in the health of our environment.

Instead of living wastefully, let’s live sustainably!

1. Eco Friendly Paints

There are number of chemicals used in conventional paints, and most of the chemicals are new with little to no research done on their long term impact on the environment. Eco-friendly paints on the other hand are made from non-toxic elements, most of them derived from natural sources like plants and minerals….

2. Eco Friendly Cleaners

Many eco friendly, kitchen and laundry cleaning products are available in the market today, that are made from natural substances rather than harmful chemicals. Be it soap, detergent, multi-purpose cleaner, disinfectant or deodorizer, why not use the ‘eco-friendly version’!

3. Recycled Paper Towels

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4. CFL or LED Lighting

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5. Rechargeable Batteries

…There is really no excuse for creating mounds of waste from discarded batteries when you can use rechargeable ones. (While more expensive up front, they can end up saving you a lot of money over their lifetime!)

6. Green Furniture

Furniture made from certified sustainable wood, made from reclaimed or recycled materials, from junk, from bamboo, etc also help you lower your ecological impact.

7. Water Saving Flush Toilets

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8. Water Saving Faucets and Showers

These products can make a huge difference in terms of the amount of water used in the bathroom as well as the kitchen….

9. Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling

Part of the job can be done by proper insulation of the home to reduce leakage and hence more efficient heating and cooling and lower energy consumption. Also setting the thermostat to energy saving settings is something to do all the year round. Also consider whether the A/c is an absolute must. Will a fan not do the job just as well?

10.  Energy Efficient Refrigerator

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11. Energy Saving TV

It goes without saying that you should turn the TV off when not in use, but also remember to switch it off rather than merely put in on the standby mode….

12. Electric Scooter or Vehicle

This is a remarkably simple device that never needs to go to the gas filling station. You plug it into a wall socket just as you would your cell phone and you’re good to go….

13. Composter

This is an easy and earth friendly way to get rid of household waste. Not only that, you can get organic manure for your home garden, if you want try and grow your own organic produce….

14. Solar Energy Panels

These are a terrific idea especially if you live where the sun shines brightly for most of the year. Solar energy panels may not take care of all your energy needs, but they can significantly lower your reliance on the local electricity source.

15. Wind Mills

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Read the full article at http://www.gouri.info/green-products/eco-friendly-home-products.

 

 

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