TOP TIPS on how to become more environmentally friendly

Here at Annika Reed Studio, we care as much about aesthetics as we do ethics.
We strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible, reviewing everything from the creation to the disposal.

How Annika Reed Studio is sustainable

Here are some tips to make your home more sustainable, it may even save you money in the process.

The word sustainability is often considered relating to energy consumption. But being truly eco-friendly means taking a holistic approach

WATER

Take the time to fix any leaks. Even if there are no leaks there are plenty of lifestyle changes you can make to save water. For example, you should ensure that you don’t run the tap when you brush your teeth or shave.

LIGHT

Energy efficient light bulbs have been around for a long time. But it makes a lot of sense to switch. They use less energy and last longer.

CLEANING

Using harmful chemicals to clean is very bad for the environment. When you wash them away you are putting them into the water supply. That means water will take more purification before it is safe to use again. Use natural products like vinegar, citric acid from citrus fruits and bicarbonate of soda.

FOOD

Place a compost bin in your garden and fill with food waste, this will then become compost.

LABELS

Read the labels to find out where a product is made, think about the air miles it has traveled. Be mindful of its carbon footprint.

COMMUNITY

Shop and support local.

RECYCLED

It’s a good idea to try to buy recycled products whenever you can.

FIX IT

Try and fix something rather than dumping and buying again. Take it to a local repair shop or turn it into something new.

TURN IT OFF

Energy conservation is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and will save you money!

WASHING

Make sure that your body wash, toothpaste, face scrub, and other products do not contain microbeads. Many shops sell natural products, or you can easily make them yourself.

INSULATION

Before you hang Annika Reed Studio wallpaper consider hanging a thermal lining paper. You can prepare your walls and insulate your home

REFILL

Head to your nearest refill shop and reuse your containers to get the quantity of produce you need. Repeat and the bins will thank you.

RAGS

Cut up old shirts to make rags, wash and reuse them. Saves on paper towels and wipes.

GREEN FINGERS

Time for some houseplants. Turning some of that CO2 into O2.

CUPS

Carry a reusable water bottle and coffee cup with you. You will get money off your daily cuppa and water is FREE!

BAGS

Carry a totes bag with you, they fold up really small.

BILLS

Switch to online bills

LINE DRY YOUR LAUNDRY

Better for your clothes, wallet, and the environment.

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We hope you found them useful and if you have any other tips on becoming more sustainable then please let us know. 

 

 

 


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