Many people live a lifestyle that is basically wasteful and so it is not sustainable. Waste in the form of anything you use in life that is discarded into landfill and in some cases causes pollution of some kind should be avoided if at all possible. Many things can be sold or given to a charity rather than being thrown in the bin. Other things can be mended, repainted and generally make to look like new so they can be re-used. Here are 13 sustainability tips to make your lifestyle more eco-friendly.
- As children outgrow their toys, put them away for the next child to grow into, or sell them, give them away or swap them for something else. The latter is particularly good for computer games.
- Have a garage sale for unwanted goods rather than throwing them away. One man’s trash is another’s treasure.
- Donate goods to a charity or op-shop when you don’t want them.
- Sell unused clothing online. This is very useful for children’s clothing as they can grow out of it so quickly it is still in good condition.