Positive Change: Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly

26 March 2022

As a society, we’re growing increasingly aware of the damage we are causing to the very planet that provides us with a home. Scientists, geologists and conservationists are conducting studies that are showing that human activity is slowly destroying the planet - not only for ourselves but the animals, plants and other lifeforms inhabiting it. 

It’s not surprising, then, that many of us are looking for ways we can reduce our footprint and lead more environmentally friendly lives. The good news is that there are plenty of steps you can take that are easy to implement and will quickly become a habit. Here are some changes you can make in your home to get started!


If you don’t recycle yet, now is the time to start. So much of our waste goes into landfills when a lot of it could be recycled. Recycling allows you to separate your waste and send it off for a new life where it can be useful once again. Most councils will collect recycling for you - and some even provide recycling bins. Make sure to follow their instructions and separate and clean your waste accordingly.

Consider Green Energy

What energy do you use in your home right now? Many of us stick to the providers who were already supplying the property when we moved in. But you should always consider switching to more green modes of energy. The first and easiest option is switching to a green energy provider. 

This way, your home will be powered as usual with little change on your behalf. A second option is to generate your own energy through solar panels. Melbourne Energy Group will be able to fit solar panels to your property, allowing you to generate your own, green, renewable energy. If you produce too much for yourself to use, you could even sell some back to the national grid for profit!

Cut Out Plastic Where Possible

We all use way too much plastic on a day to day basis. If you look around you in your home, chances are, there’s plastic everywhere. It’s helpful to cut as much plastic out of your day to day routine as possible. Instead of buying fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic, choose loose unwrapped options. Try to buy products in containers that aren’t plastic or are, at least, recycled and recyclable plastic.

Consider Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

We all need to clean our homes to maintain a healthy and hygienic space to live in. But have you considered how many toxic ingredients are in the products you’re using? Often, these filter off into waterways, damaging local wildlife - both flora and fauna. Why not use more eco-friendly options with natural ingredients? Thanks to increased demand for these types of products, you can now find many environmentally friendly options in local stores and supermarkets.

These are just a few lifestyle changes that you might want to implement when it comes to leading a more green existence and running a more eco-friendly home! Try a few out, they can make all the difference!