Today, companies offer more tools and resources. Resources needed for eco-friendly consumers. That which makes living sustainably easier than ever before. Here’s how to keep up in a sustainable way for the home.
Choose Products With Eco-Labels
Inhabitat cites more than 400 green certifications compete for eco-friendly consumers. Products that have green certifications with an eco-label. For example, paper and wood that responsibly sourced. All harvested plus marked with Rainforest Alliance certification or the Forest Stewardship Council certifications. You also notice that appliances come with stickers from Energy Guide. This mandatory label on each product that predicts its energy consumption. Energy Star; considered one of the most recognizable eco-labels.
So labels in place to help green-minded consumers make sustainable, energy-saving choices. All when it comes to making purchases. Additional labels can be found on building products. Those such as Smart Certified labels; water delivery, like WaterSense certifications. Also food products and home goods, including furniture. Finally and for more on eco-labels, check out InHabitat.com.
Compost Your Scraps and Trash
It’s estimated that 40 percent of the food purchased in the United States goes to waste. That’s according to the Food and Agriculture Association. It also reports so that 1.3 billion tons of the food that’s produced for human consumption. All goes to waste as well. This so much of a big problem. As a result, over 97 percent of food waste ends up in a landfill. All noted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Therefore instead of tossing out your dated groceries, table scraps, banana peels and eggshells, compost them. Composting these items is easy, and it doesn’t take much to get started. Plus, the soil you generate during composting is great for growing organic food at home. Since it is rich with minerals and nutrients. For more on composting at home, visit EarthEasy.com.
Shop at Eco-Minded Retailers
Filling your home with beautiful and sustainable products. It doesn’t have to be hard. That’s why the green shopping option is the move. Try to do business with companies that use a zero-waste or zero-landfill philosophy. This means that all the waste is either reused or recycled during production of products. Companies like Subaru and Procter and Gamble considered to be zero-landfill businesses. My Live Green Company is a great example. https://livegreen.life/Greenlivingguy
Cleaning products are notorious for containing harsh chemicals. Chemicals that are damaging to a person’s health and as well as the environment.
Make a sustainable choice at home by swapping out your traditional cleaners for eco-friendly are safer for you. Safer also for your family and the environment.
So the Environmental Working Group (EWG) put together a roundup of the safest and most eco-friendly products. From laundry powder to Bio-Kleen Industries and organic bathroom cleaners to Buggy Love. Finally and for a comprehensive list of green cleaners, visit EWG.org.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
# Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions)
# Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman
# Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel
# Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky
# Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley
# Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke
# Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley
# Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea
# and more green living books to follow.
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