The hot weather we’ve been enjoying recently has turned our attention to sustainability during the summer months. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you be as green as possible this summer:
Invest in a reusable BBQ to cut down on the waste and cost of disposables. Even if you plan to make the most of the summer cooking at the beach or your local park, plan ahead and pack up a small reusable BBQ and some charcoal. Whether you’re out enjoying picnics and BBQs or hosting a summer party, a lot of us will spend time this summer eating outside with friends and family.
To avoid food waste, check how many people will be joining you before you head to the shops – and coordinate before hand to make sure you don’t end up bringing 5 of the same dish. If you do end up with leftovers, it’s handy to store food in a reusable container to enjoy the next day.
During the summer months you’re more likely to be keeping your garden in shape. Make sure you know how to recycle your garden waste to stop it from adding to your general waste. You could try home composting, using a garden waste collection service or visiting your local recycling centre. If you’re not sure what to do with your garden waste, check out Recycle Now.
It’s also important to consider reusing other resources, such as water. You can save water by installing a water butt to collect rainfall which can later be used to water your plants and keep your garden alive during the hot summer months.
Rather than planning an extravagant holiday abroad, you could try out a ‘staycation’, a holiday spent closer to home. You’ll save money and cut down the carbon emissions from travelling abroad – instead you’ll get to try out loads of local attractions and days out.