Eeeek, I think we all saw Fashion’s Dirty Secret on BBC last week and were all suitably shocked. I had never heard of the Aral Sea, nor did I realise that the jeans I’ve been buying could have contributed to the complete lack of water that has plagued the poor towns and villages around this area. This paired with the horrific polluted waters from the factories of our well known high street brands was almost too much to watch. I won’t go into every detail of the show in this post because you probably watched it but we all know that fast fashion seriously has something to answer for when it comes to the environment.
Living in a green and clean way is often easier said than done. There are some practical steps you can take to get there.
1. Upgrade Insulation
The amount of power you use to heat your home will have a big impact on the size of your carbon footprint. But you can use a lot less power by upgrading the insulation in your home. Homes that are fitted with poor insulation waste heat by letting it out because heat will always escape if it can. The only way to combat this problem is to upgrade the insulation; there’s nothing else that has the same effect. Talk to a local company that can have a look at your current insulation arrangement and see how it can be improved.