It's worth finding out what household habits we should change to protect our planet and make it beautiful for future generations.
Separate your rubbish
Set up several bins in your home for different types of waste. Remember to put paper in the blue bin, plastic in the yellow bin and glass in the green bin (coloured glass) or the white bin (white glass).
As an example: 10 000 tonnes less glass would be sent to landfill if each of us were to dispose of one jam jar a year in a special glass container instead of the traditional rubbish bin.
Use recyclable materials
If you already separate your waste, it is a good idea to use recyclable, i.e. recyclable, items on a daily basis.
By using such materials, we reduce the growth of landfill areas and use less electricity, water and natural resources.
Reduce electricity consumption
Above all, we should switch off all unnecessary appliances from sockets. Every appliance, even those left on standby, consumes electricity. According to the Foundation for Energy Efficiency in a report prepared for the WWF, switching off just half of the appliances would reduce CO2 emissions by 1 million tonnes a year. It is equally important that we adjust the wattage of light bulbs to our needs and switch off unnecessary lighting.
When buying new appliances, we should pay attention to the energy efficiency class. According to the "Ending Wasteful Energy Use" report commissioned by the WWF, up to 40% of electricity is wasted in the household sector. It is therefore best if we choose energy-efficient appliances with a high energy class, such as 'A', as well as 'A+' and 'A++'.