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Eco-Friendly Tips to Save Cash

Saving money is the biggest task and is the most difficult one. No matter how better we understand the need to save cash, but we always end up spending our money ruthlessly. Nothing seems more important than becoming more conscious about the nature and become eco friendly with time. With temperature rising, every day a new natural disaster and the continuous debates on economical issue, it is an alarming situation. The graph of natural disasters is rising exponentially causing more calamities than ever. Though it is not possible for one person to change the climatic condition but small efforts from every individual’s end make a change on great level. Working towards being eco-friendly not just benefits the environment but also your pockets. It helps you save some cash too.

Green Earth

Some ways to cut down the expenses in save in an eco-friendly manner are:

Dry your clothes on the ropes instead of washing machine:

It takes a lot of energy and electricity while drying clothes in the washing machine. One can easily conserve energy and electricity by instead of drying clothes in washing machine, hang them on a rope to dry under sun. Many researchers have found that clothes drying by a dryer damages the clothes and shortens their life by destroying their fabric and softness of a cloth. This not only saves energy but also saves you from heavy electricity bill. If drying on the ropes somehow seems difficult to you, you can also opt for drying rack which is very reliable and takes very minimal space. This is a step towards being eco-friendly and saving your cash simultaneously.

Cloth in rope

Use strips with on and off buttons:

According to American research centre keeping plus on with adapter plugged in even when the appliance is not in use sucks a lot of energy. This adds on to the electricity bill up to ten percent more than we actually consume. It also is harmful for the appliance. Considered as electricity vampire, one must avoid keeping the switch on. It seems like a task to keep roaming around all over to switch off useless plug, instead it is feasible to use a strip board with one power button that switches off all connected appliances all together. This not just saves energy but also your money.

Power Saving

Buy reusable water bottle:

It seems disappointing that even after being such an easy task to do, people are still using plastic bottles instead of reusable ones. It takes a lot of energy and resources to produce a plastic bottle, like barrels of oil and even after spending so many resources, it is ruining our own environment. It has been on paper, press and everywhere how dangerous plastic is becoming for oceans and sea animals. It is killing the life under water. The best and easiest way to act towards the environment is by switching a plastic bottle to reusable bottle. It saves a lot of money and is the best way to initiate your bid towards the environment.

 

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

The Earth is all we’ve got! Do you see any other planet that is within our reach that is ready to welcome us, humans, so that we can go and exploit that planet as well? Nope, the Earth should not be exploited, and the materials that we take from the Earth must be used with the utmost care. We all have legitimately heard the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle” but did you also know that this can assist you in saving a ton of money? Reducing your consumption, reusing items that would have outlived their lifespan and purpose and recycling what’s left will help you keep the items out of the disgusting landfills that have started to plague our Earth.

REDUCE. PLEASE.

Did you know that American waste 40% of the food that they purchase, that’s almost $200 and can feed a family of four? This news is seriously tragic, there are literally people who can’t even afford 3 square meals a day, and we have first world nations discarding perfectly good food. Why? Just because. Just because what? Just because they CAN! This is blasphemous and outright pathetic to hear about. Reducing food wastage is not difficult; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to ration food. Learn how to properly strategize your grocery shopping, purchase only how much you need, and if you do still have extra, use it later on or give it to the less fortunate. Before you are buying something, do make sure that you NEED it. Why would you want to misuse your hard earned money on something that you don’t need? Make sure you have room for it as well.

 

Food

REUSE. PLEASE.

Learn how to reuse items that have already lived out their use. Get creative, go on the internet, learn how to DIY products that can be used as something else. Trust me you DO NOT have to send all these items to a landfill, just because you don’t know what to do with it. Learn how to repurpose things. And see how much money it saves you.

For example: Furniture can be repurposed by using the wood. You can take the wood and make it a stool or a table, make it your own; it will also give you a hobby along the way. Make a tv stand, an entertainment center, literally anything up sending it to a landfill where it will be used to no one.

Reuse

RECYCLE. PLEASE.

Do not blindly toss recyclable items into a bin; look for things that you can recycle yourself. Get paid for submitting some wood, metal, and paper that you don’t use. Aluminum cans, old newspapers, scrap metal, etc. all can be recycled.

For example: The multi-billion dollar company and also the first company to reach a value of 1 trillion dollars, APPLE, INC is taking enormous strides in recycling. They have decided to stop mining the Earth for materials and have introduced a “trade-in” program where you go and give them your old iPhone, iPad or, and they take it and recycle the parts, and also give you a value for it which discounts the new phone that you purchase.

Did you know? The entire company now runs on 100% green renewable energy, all their data centers, all their production, and manufacturing factories; all run on solar, wind and hydroelectricity. I cannot express how big of a fan I am with what they are doing. I was baffled and ecstatic when I heard they achieved this.

So let’s all take a look at what Apple is doing and try and follow in their footsteps, they really do have a vision for the future and that future is self-sustaining, green, and renewable, a better future!