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Chewie’s Tips For Earth Day

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In this blog, Chewie is going to share his tips on how to be more sustainable by recycling and reusing at home for Earth Day.

Tip 1: Walk Or Cycle Where Possible

Unfortunately, vehicles emit a range of greenhouse gasses and harmful byproducts. These include carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, benzene, and formaldehyde. Aside from harming our health, these gases and byproducts are causing significant damage to our beautiful planet Earth.

New laws recently introduced by the UK government aim to dramatically reduce the amount of vehicle pollutants. For example, by 2035, all new cars and vans sold in the UK must be fully electric.

Existing gasoline and diesel-fuelled vehicles can still be bought and sold, but newly manufactured vehicles must be fully electric (not hybrid).

If you already have an electric car, then you have already reduced your carbon pawprint – well done you! But if you are yet to make the change to electric, there are other ways you can reduce the harm your vehicle has on the planet.

Chewie’s top tip for Earth day is to walk, cycle or carshare where possible. Carsharing is an excellent idea if you live close to work colleagues and commute at the same time. Or if you’re lucky enough to live close to your place of work, cycling is an excellent option.

Cycling and walking also has a positive impact on your health. The more exercise you do, the more Chewits Chews you can enjoy – totally guilt free! ”

Tip 2: Go The Extra Mile When Recycling

How seriously are you taking recycling? With help from your local council, you can go the extra mile to be more sustainable by recycling at home.

Various recycling bins are available, which make it easy for you to separate and recycle plastics, cardboard and paper, metal and glass.

Don’t forget to thoroughly clean any recyclables (especially glass, plastic and metal), before putting them in their designated bins.

Many materials can also be repurposed around the home. Glass jars can be used for storage and most materials can be used for arts and crafts, especially when keeping the little Dino’s occupied.

Aside from recycling and reusing plastics, metals and glass, you should also do the same with clothes.

The fashion industry is responsible for a lot of landfill waste and fast fashion is only worsening the problem. When having a clothing clear out, avoid the bin at all costs. Instead, you could donate them, sell them or repurpose them. Even your tatty old pyjamas and t-shirts can be cut up and used as cleaning rags!

Home appliances and furnishings can also be repurposed – especially if they are in good working condition. As the saying goes… one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Use social media or ‘buy and sell’ websites to find new homes for your old home appliances and furnishings.

Tip 3: Preserve Energy

Chewie loves singing in the shower as much as the next Dino. But he always remembers to keep showers short to preserve water. And he NEVER leaves the tap running when he’s brushing his teeth (with his bamboo toothbrush).

We should all be more like Chewie. You can also preserve water by ensuring the washing machine is always full before switching it on. And using cold temperatures rather than hot.

Reducing electricity consumption is also an effective way to preserve energy. Always turn appliances off at the plug socket when not in use and swap out your lightbulbs for energy-conserving bulbs. Outdoors, make sure all lighting is on a sensor, so it only switches on when it is needed.

And if you’re on the lookout for new appliances, such as a washing machine, dryer or dishwasher, opt for those with a high energy efficiency rating.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for or have any other questions for us? Don’t hesitate to contact the Chewits team and we’ll get back to you in two shakes of a dinosaur’s tail.

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