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Zero Waste Swaps for Your Home

At Goodwyn Building, we work hard to build homes that utilize the most energy efficient materials available. Because of this, when you buy one of our homes, you can rest assured that you will continue to be able to afford living in it for years to come, thanks to low energy bills. While consciously reducing the amount of energy you use in your home is a wonderful environmental effort, there are other simple ways that you can implement greener practices for your family as well. Reducing your use of convenience products can have a big impact on the future and make the world a little bit greener in the process. You will also save money too. Here are a few suggestions on where to start.

Disposable Paper Products

Paper towels, napkins and plates are used widely in many households. Switching over to the real thing is extremely easy, especially if you know how to sew. Buy or sew your own napkins and wash them regularly. Instead of cleaning with a paper towel, cut up old clothes and use them as rags. When it comes to plates, there are tons of sets you can buy, ranging from inexpensive and utilitarian to beautifully decorated ones, or you can get a few sets for different occasions.

Forget Bottled Water

Buy a reusable water bottle, which holds more water than the packaged bottles you buy at the grocery store. Research has shown that bottled water really isn't any healthier than water that comes out of the tap in most areas. If you are worried about the taste of your tap water, buy a filter for the tap or get a filtered water pitcher to remove hard water impurities. Another way to make water taste better is to buy charcoal sticks and place them in the pitcher to absorb any impurities.

Develop Your Own Ways to Save

Finding other ways to reduce waste is easy. Simply look around your home and see what disposable items you can replace with permanent ones for your daily routine. For more helpful information on how you can make your daily living kinder to the environment, visit the other blogs on our website. You will be sure to find something that interests you.

By Goodwyn Building 9-29-2020