I was having this thought and discussion this week…about how being environmentally friendly can lead to you saving money in the long run.
It may seems costly at first to invest in environmentally friendly products, but in the long run it can save you money as-well as help save the planet.
For example, instead using disposable forks and knives at restaurants/takeaways, how about bringing your own travel utensils kit?
Then there’s reusable drink bottles that can be refilled time and time again. Everyone also knows about the metal straws, which are also resistant to heat.
Food wraps made from beewax are costly to buy at first but think of the money saved from using disposable clingwrap.
Having reusable calico or strong bags for shopping, so you don’t have to pay for a plastic or paper bag. They also tend to be stronger , more durable and versatile, and bonus some have cute patterns!
Solar panels! Expensive upfront costs, but over time they help power your house and also can earn you money when you produce more electricity than you can use, so it goes into the grid.
Water tanks!!! Most people have water tanks in their gardens (if they have one). It is great for watering plants, cleaning cars, or to be used for flushing toilets in the home. Save money on water! Why not?
Riding a bike for short distances. This equals exercise AND transportation, as well as being fun for some people.
This is all I can think of for now, but I think you get the picture, but being environmentally friendly, you can also satisfy that stingy, money saving person in you 🤣