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Is saving money and caring for the environment possible?

Ecological products or services have a little bad reputation, from the economic point of view. As soon as the sellers realized how profitable it was to be green, suddenly all kinds of products flooded the market, of course at higher prices. It can be a bit overwhelming.

Is it really necessary to buy all these things to be ecological?

Is it really necessary to buy all these things to be ecological?

It is not a good time to go into debt to save the planet, really.

However, there is good news behind all this: Being “green” is not new or complicated. In fact it is a very old philosophy based on consuming less, buying only what is needed and using things until they are broken. Don’t waste basically.

As expected, a cheap lifestyle and respecting the planet are closely linked. You do not have to buy expensive organic products to respect the environment. The real goal is to change your mindset and consume less. That’s good for both your pocket and the planet.

Where do we start?

Where do we start?

Reduce the consumption

Think of all the things you consume in a given day or week. What can you use less? Surely there are things you can use less frequently or differently to avoid wasting them.

Let’s see some examples.

Less disposable products. Less towels and paper napkins. Use cloth, cheaper and less harmful to the environment. Less disposable products is synonymous with less waste.

Say no to bottled water. Consider drinking tap water. If you don’t like the taste of the water that comes out of your tap, consider the option of using a water filter, of course, at a low cost. Depending on the amount of bottled water you drink, this change can mean huge savings. Not to mention the positive impact on the environment that means reducing the number of plastic bottles that leave your home.

Keep

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By conserving resources, you are not only helping to ensure that those who are scarce will remain, for future generations, but that you also save money.

Water Turn off the tap whenever you brush your teeth. Don’t bathe, shower. Use the washing machine and dishwasher at full load, not at half load. The advantages of all this? Reduce water bills and a happier planet.

Energy Lower the thermostat a couple of degrees. Adjust the temperature of your water heater to a normal temperature. Organize your trips by car to drive less and therefore spend less gas.

Food Plan meals to waste less food and make fewer trips to the store. If you can, grow your own food. Having your own garden not only saves you money on food but also improves the environment.

Remember that most of the time, the frugal life is synonymous with ecological. Reuse as much as possible. When you buy new products, try to make them more effective in their function. And of course, recycle.

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