Do you take a shower every day? Buy a stopwatch, set a timer on your phone or create a short shower playlist.
During each minute of your shower, you pour about 8-12 litres of water. It is easy to count how much you will save if you reduce your shower time from 10 to 5 minutes.
Collecting rainwater is a great idea especially if you have a plot or a house with a yard, but not only!
It is easy to collect rainwater in containers placed under drainpipes. But! The people who live in blocks of flats can also collect rainwater ‒ a small amount of it, but still! All you have to do is to put a bucket on your balcony and the water will be collected in it during the rain.
In the past, many people used the glass bowls to keep fish. However, due to the lack of a filter or a heater, fish do not feel good in such a place. If you have a decorative glass bowl at home, instead of buying fish, try creating your own composition of a forest in a jar!
It is beautiful, unusual and not as difficult to make as you may think. On the Internet you can find a lot of information and instructional videos showing how to create such a wonderful forest, what plants are the best and what substrate you should choose. What do you think about this idea?
An economical way of washing and an easy way to save water?
Do the laundry only when the washing machine is full and if your clothes are not extremely dirty, use the quick wash mode ‒ you will not only save money, but you will also help protect the environment.
Washing fruit and vegetables in containers is a much better solution than doing the same under running water.
When you fill a pot or a large bowl with water and wash fruit and vegetables in it instead of using running water, you will consume a significantly smaller amount of water.
A simple habit that is worth developing to take care of the environment is to stop using disposable plastic drinking straws.
You just have to remember to tell the waiter that you do not want a straw in your drink. For those who love using drinking straws, there are much more ecological straws made of, for example, bamboo. More and more restaurants are introducing them into their offer nowadays.
Due to the way the thermostatic valves work, you should ventilate rooms briefly but regularly during the heating season.
If the windows are ajar for a long time, you should remember to close the radiator valves. If you left them in their regular position, the valves would be more open for that time and the radiator would become hotter, while the heat would be escaping through the tilted window anyway. This would be an unnecessary waste of energy.
A huge advantage of glass is that, unlike plastics, it does not interact with food.
A glass container does not absorb odours and colours, and it does not change the taste and nutritional value of your food. Glass is made from sand, soda ash and limestone, so it is suitable for constant recycling.