If you’re looking for some ways to live sustainably this summer AND save some money then here are 5 great ideas to try!
1. Keep your electricity bill down by making the most of the summer sun
Keep the temperature low in your home and save energy by keeping your curtains drawn during the day to avoid absorbing heat from the sun. Furthermore, you can take advantage of the warm weather, sunny skies and summer breeze by air drying your clothes outside on a line, rather than running the dryer and wasting energy.
2. De-clutter your home and get rid of your unused electronics and mobile phones
It’s easier than you think to purge your home of hazardous materials without spending a cent. There are over 22.5 million unused mobile phones stored away in homes around Australia and e-waste one of the fastest growing types of waste in the country…it’s time to do something useful and recycle your mobile phone with MobileMuster at one of their many drop-off points, or you can grab a free satchel from Australia Post and post in your old mobiles to start summer sustainably!
3. Kit yourself out with brands that have street-cred as well as enviro-cred
Not surprisingly sustainable, ethically manufactured and environmentally conscious fashion is becoming increasingly popular in Australia as we realise the myriad of benefits this produces for both the industry and consumers alike. Made with 100% recycled polyester liner, this Wetsuit is the perfect combination of style, sustainability and practicality for your summer beach adventures.
4. Remain hydrated with eco-friendly reusable water bottles and coffee cups
Annually, over 500 billion disposable paper, Styrofoam and single-use plastic cups are used worldwide and this figure is rapidly rising each year. By using an elegant and trendy cup you can do your bit to help reduce preventable waste. They’re reusable, made from glass, and are microwave safe and BPA-free.
If you’re one of the eight in ten Australian’s that don’t drink enough water you might not be feeling as healthy and happy as you could be. Taking a reusable BPA free water bottle with you wherever you go is the sustainable way to keep hydrated this summer.
5. Keep your skin hydrated with organic skin products
As many people turn to organic alternatives for their food and household cleaning items, it’s no wonder that organic skin care products and organic make-up are increasing in popularity as well. Organic Skin Food will deeply nourish your whole body and restore your skin after a salty dip or a day in the sun