Eco-Friendly Ways To Practice At Home Even During A Pandemic
Posted On June 17, 2020
Who says you can’t be eco-friendly at home during the pandemic? Well, you can be with these tips. It may be necessary and straightforward, but it can genuinely help the environment so much more now that we are in a crisis. Kids can also do these things, and thus, without further ado, here are eco-friendly ways to practice at home even during a pandemic.
Limit your use of single-use plastic. If you can do it, please stop utilizing single-use plastic items for your food or groceries and other stuff. You know how plastic is non-biodegradable, and even if you bury it, plastic will still thrive for hundreds of years. It is very harmful to Mother Earth but too cheap for business, and is the reason why people use it. Anyway, one way to be eco-friendly is to ask for paper boxes or packaging and do not use plastic utensils or straws. Tell the restaurant, when you do takeout, to not include plastic items in your order.
We all need water for handwashing. This is a must since it is the new normal – hand washing for twenty seconds before and after eating, and practically every act you make. This a must now, but you also have to save water. And so, to do that, close the faucet as you scrub. Conserve water as much as you can.
Give your kids something to do. Let their creative and artistic side come out as they make an EARTH DAY Hang this sign by your door or window to show your support and concern for MOTHER EARTH. It is an encouraging sign to see, especially now that we are in a pandemic.
If you have household items that you are not using, make it into recycled art. Instead of donating it, repurpose the item and make it useful once again.
Have you checked your refrigerator and freezer lately? You may have stocked so much food in it, and you haven’t checked it freshness. Take everything out and sort it. You will see which foods need to be eaten ASAP and which foods are good to store for a few more days. Be sure to label all of it for expiration. Don’t put it back in the refrigerator if it is already bad. The oldest items should be in front for easy access, and so that you will also know it needs to be consumed soon. By doing this, you can cut back on food waste.
If you love coffee, then you should also know that your plants love coffee too! Did you know that coffee is rich in nitrogen? Our plants need nitrogen since it is the “oxygen” for us humans. Anyway, instead of throwing out coffee grounds, sprinkle it around your plants. The soil will love these coffee grounds for sure, and it will also keep the plant pests from pestering your green lovelies. You can also do the coffee wash with your indoor plants. Put some water on the coffee grounds, squeeze it like as if it’s tea. The water from that is what you use to wash the plants. You can do this once or twice a month.
How about composting your food scraps? It sucks when you have spoiled produce, but you can always use it. You can put compost in a container like Tupperware and store it in your freezer or under your kitchen sink. Use it wherever!
Conserve energy as well. If you save on water usage, you must also save up on electricity. When not in use, you have to switch off the light or unplug those home appliances. Even if it is not turned on, there is a small percentage of electricity flowing. To save up, just unplug it. You will save money and also help in not wasting energy.
Eat more natural foods like veggies and fruits.
This pandemic is really making people anxious about viruses and bacteria within your home. With that, you can make natural disinfectants using lemons. You can also use hydrogen peroxide with 70% alcohol and use it as a spray.