How to make your home more sustainable? Is it really necessary?
2020 is just around the corner and, as always, the new year invites us to think about how we could be better during the year ahead. With the environmental sustainability on everyone’s mind, there may be a few ecofriendly ways that you can make your home more environmentally friendly. From LED lighting to synthetic grass in Perth, here are some tips you can follow to lessen your impact in 2020.
Use ecofriendly materials for your driveway
A driveway is the focal point of many homes so it’s a great area to spruce up to make it more environmentally friendly. Stone conducts heat so a stone driveway can cause your house to swelter. Adding a drought tolerant plant to your driveway can help offset this heat and help add more oxygen to the air. Other sustainable materials like turf stabilisers or composite wood can be used as well.
Use LED lighting
LED lighting can be more efficient than traditional lighting by up to 80%. They waste far less energy. A 36 watt LED light gives off the same amount of light as an 84 watt fluorescent light. By switching all your lights to LED you could be making a big difference to your power consumption. Plus, they last 6 times longer than traditional lights meaning less lights need to be manufactured, packaged or transported.
We all know that we should be recycling but are you actually following through with it? Recycling has a wide range of benefits. It helps save resources and energy while limiting the amount of waste that is clogging up landfill, polluting our environment and being incinerated. Definitely a practice we should all be doing more of this new year.
Use artificial grass
Perhaps surprising to many but synthetic grass in Perth is actually an eco friendly alternative to natural grass. The largest benefit is the amount of water saved. Even replacing one square foot can save many litres per year.
The low level maintenance benefits also have surprising environmental benefits. For example, the average gas mower emits as much pollution per hour as 11 cars with some types like the riding mower emitting as much as 34 cars per hour. That’s a lot of pollution you could avoid by switching to synthetic grass in Perth. Plus, it eliminates the need for harmful pesticides and fertilisers and even reduces the needs of landfill as grass clippings make up a large component of our waste.
Commercial synthetic grass can be used to conserve energy and even help environmental cooling by covering a deck or balcony. Non toxic artificial grass can make a big change to your environmental impact.
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