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Easy Ways to Go Green

It’s not hard to make changes that can help the environment and some of them also save you money too.

INSTALL SOLAR PANELS AND CONSIDER A HOME BATTERY
A home battery or solar panels can help you to store the energy your panels generate in the day so you can use it in the evening. The Government of South Australia is currently offering subsidies on new batteries, for more information on the subsidies visit homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au

GET A REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
It is estimated Australian’s use 1 billion take away coffee cups each year*. Although the outside of the cup is paper, the waterproof lining is plastic, so they cannot be recycled and end up in landfill or polluting our waterways. Reusable coffee cups are inexpensive, come in many designs and colours, make excellent gifts and are great for the environment.

TAKE SOFT PLASTICS BACK TO THE SUPERMARKET
Although soft plastics such as wraps on fresh produce cannot go in most council recycling bins, they can now be recycled at most supermarkets. Simply collect your soft plastics as you use them and each time you go to the supermarket pop them back in the red recycling bin.

REDUCE FOOD WASTE
An average Australian household throws away around 20% of the food they purchase, costing around $1,000 a year*. If you do have food waste, make sure you put it in your green bin or even better start a worm farm and you can turn your food scraps into amazing garden fertiliser.

*www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/takeaway-coffee-cups-pilingup-in-landfill/7136926
*www.foodwise.com.au/foodwaste/food-waste-fast-facts/