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Eco confessions.

I've been thinking a lot about what I do to be more eco-friendly lately.

Here are is the list I've come up with:

  1. Use reusable fabric bags instead of single-use plastic bags when shopping. I usually create my shopping bags using a scrap of materials from fabric swatches I get sent from Italian mills.
  2. Buy products made from sustainable materials, such as natural organic wool produced locally, dyed with natural colours, and recycled materials
  3. Reduce the washing cycles to conserve water.
  4. Use public transport or a bike instead.
  5. Compost food waste instead of throwing it in the trash.
  6. Reduce meat consumption to lessen the carbon footprint of my diet. This is effortless in the summer as local farmers sell the vegetables at local markets.
  7. Plant trees and other plants to absorb carbon dioxide and provide oxygen. I think my garden is becoming a forest!
  8. Use energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances to reduce energy usage.
  9. Donate or recycle old clothes and electronics instead of throwing them away. The charity shops here in the UK are a perfect place for taking your unwanted things.
  10. Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable plastic water bottles. I am positively impressed by the queues at water fountains, they are luckily becoming longer and longer. 

I hope these help inspire you to make eco-friendly changes in your life too!

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