Earth Day: Are You Practicing Sustainable Living?

Are you practicing sustainable living? If the answer is no but you’re searching for ways to change some of those bad habits in celebration of Earth Day this year, here are some quick tips to get you started.

Use the Green Bin

Whether you’re a tenant living in a home or a large complex, using the Green Bin for composting is a great way to start practicing sustainable living. Instead of throwing food waste into your trash, simply set up a spot to place your bin so that after each meal you can toss away food scraps into it for composting. This is a great way to reduce your waste and help the environment.

Use Reusable Shopping Bags

The next time you head to the grocery store, bring a few reusable canvas shopping bags. Or if you don’t own any, you can simply purchase a few at your local grocery store. This will reduce the amount of plastic bags that you use, and help to eliminate them ending up in a landfill. You can fold them up and stock a few in your car so you don’t forget!

Use a Bin or Cart for Recyclables

Most apartments will have a place where you can recycle. But it can be easy to ignore and simply toss away recyclables into the trash – especially if it involves making a trek each time. But if you simply set up a little bin or cart that’s lined with a recycling bag, and place it beside your garbage, you can create an easy habit of tossing recyclables into it and then easily taking out of the bag when it’s full – you can even wheel the cart down to your building recycling bin if necessary.

Unplug Unused Electricity

The amount of electricity and energy you can save by simply unplugging some of those energy guzzlers can be huge.  Look for items, such as your toaster, coffee machine, or anything that’s within easy access. You’d be surprised how much this can save for you on the next hydro bill, and every little bit helps the environment.

Practicing sustainable habits throughout your day can seem like a challenge, but all it requires is a few small, yet important steps at home that can make all the difference. This Earth Day, take a look around your apartment and see what areas you feel could be improved upon so that you can live a more sustainable life, and help alleviate some of the stress that’s placed on your environment. Simplified Rentals is proud to offer Toronto tenants and landlords advice to help simplify apartment living and property management. We are Toronto’s best choice for property management, property development, construction, financial consulting, and general advisory services related to the residential real estate sector.

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