What can you do at home to save the world?

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Being responsible with the environment does not have to be a difficult task, in fact with very simple actions in your daily habits you can make a big difference. Try to start saving the world from home with these simple measures:

Save energy

  • Unplug appliances and chargers that you are not using, as long as they are plugged in they will continue to consume energy.
  • Turn off lights you don’t need at night and take advantage of natural light during the day.
  • If possible, use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances. These save energy and are just as functional.

Don’t waste water

  • Use the washing machine with a full load, this way you will spend less water when you wash your clothes.
  • Don’t leave the faucet running while rinsing dishes, brushing, or waiting to take a shower, and also make sure you don’t have any water leaks.
  • Take showers that last between 5 and 10 minutes, the longer you spend bathing, the more water you will use.

Don’t waste food

  • Plan your meals and use the products that are about to go bad first, otherwise freeze them to prevent them from going bad.
  • Instead of throwing food scraps in the trash, try to take advantage of them to create organic fertilizer for your plants.

Give second chances

  • If you have items in good condition, consider donating them to someone in need instead of throwing them away.
  • Before throwing away any material, ask yourself if you could give it a new use.

Dispose responsibly

  • Separate the waste that can be recycled and place it in the appropriate containers.
  • Do not throw used batteries with the rest of the rubbish as they can be highly polluting. Instead, deliver them to collection points.
  • Do not throw used oil down the sink, this will contaminate large amounts of water. Preferably wait for it to cool down, collect it in a container and deliver it to a clean point.