June 17, 2013

Being eco-conscious comes as second nature to many Brits and efforts to save the planet have now been incorporated into our everyday decision-making, from the household goods we purchase to the type of car we drive.

Here are just a few ways you can transform your home into an environmentally-friendly haven that even ‘Mother Nature’ would be proud of.

Go green with your decor

If you are planning to give your home a decorating overhaul in time for summer, why not give a nod to the latest ‘green’ home decor products at the same time? From toxic free paint to furniture made from recycled materials, there is no end to the number of ways that you can spruce up your home while still keeping the future of the planet in mind.

Stock up your cupboards with green essentials

From toilet paper and kitchen roll that has been Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which provides consumers with the confidence that the products they are buying are ‘are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests’ , to cleaning products that use natural ingredients, your shopping list can be transformed into a model of eco-consciousness in a few simple steps.

Make a few small adjustments

Becoming an eco warrior and champion for the planet doesn’t necessarily involve making drastic changes to your home. From the turning of the light switches when not in use to filling up your kettle with just the right amount of water required to make a decent ‘cuppa’, simple shifts in your daily habits can literally make the world of difference.

Ensure that all your appliances are as energy efficient as possible

Ensuring that you use the most energy efficient appliances available will help to reduce your overall carbon footprint as well as your heating bills. This also applies to oil-fired boilers for heating oil users, as well as key appliances such as your fridge and washing machine.

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