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How to take care of nature and save money

Katerina Belousova

Washing at a temperature of 30°C saves about 40% of energy

Climate change worries more and more people every year, but there is a myth that those on a tight budget can't afford a greener lifestyle.

However, caring for the environment can, on the contrary, reduce costs, the BBC reports.

Less food waste

It is noted that every year about 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away and end up in landfills. When this waste decomposes without access to oxygen in a landfill, the greenhouse gas methane is released.

In the material, it was advised to plan meals to solve this problem.

Cardiff University PhD student Ruby Barker said she plans her meals for the week. This allows you to maximize the use of products and reduce food costs.

The article highlighted that there are also a number of food waste disposal programs that allow households and businesses to donate excess food for free or at a reduced cost.

Buy used things

Blogger Darwin Alford advised shopping more deliberately to avoid overconsumption.

"I grew up on a low income. What I talk about a lot on TikTok is learning how to let go of guilt and not overconsume," she said.

Alford emphasized that every item purchased should be purchased as the last item and repaired when it breaks. In addition, it is worth paying attention to second-hand and charity shops.

Cool

A Which UK study found that washing clothes at 40°C four times a week emits the same amount of carbon as driving 370 kilometres. And lowering the washing temperature to 30°C saves about 40% of energy.

It is noted that modern detergents are effective at this temperature.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that eco-activists called on Ukrainians to consume wisely, because passive observation of the deterioration of the planet will lead to irreversible environmental changes. Environmentalists have warned that humanity has a maximum of 50 years left to avoid catastrophe.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, 2.5 billion Internet users create 830 million tons of carbon emissions every year, which is similar to emissions from global air transport, or 2% of human emissions.

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