Hey everyone! Today’s post is going to be on a more serious note as recently, we hear more and more news about the effects of climate change and how it may impact us in the near future. In school, when I was young, they always teach us about reduce, reuse, and recycle, but really, how many of us practice this today?
Well, Ikea Malaysia has recently started the ‘Sustainable Living Project’, which is a “a movement that is designed to help you make small changes in your homes in order to save energy, conserve water, recycle & reduce waste, live healthier. We want to show you what we believe in, and how you can create this in your own home.”
Basically, the idea is that even the smallest changes you make will create an impact. Ikea believes that this starts from our homes, and everyone should be able to live a sustainable life at home without spending more, changing our way of life, or even compromising on quality.
From 7 July 2017 to 24 July 2017, you can also sign up for your chance to experience sustainable living at your own home IKEA sustainable living project If you are one of the chosen households, Ikea will make recommendations to help you on your Sustainable Living Project and will ultimately fund your purchases on Ikea products as well!
Next, I’m also going to share some of my steps that we have taken at home towards this goal!
We’ve recently set up our own recycling station using SORTERA waste sorting bins as our condo now requires trash to be separated.
One good way to prevent food wastage is to keep them properly and we are using IKEA 365+ dry food jars to keep our cereal fresh and crisp.
A set of BEVARA sealing clips also help to keep items in our pantry airtight and fresh for longer.
We’re also using LED bulbs such as these RYET LED bulbs for my dressing table. LED bulbs might cost a bit more initially, but they last much longer compared to the normal incandescent bulbs, and can also save us lots of money in electricity bills. Actually our whole condo uses LED bulbs and the difference in our monthly bills compared to our old home is really huge!
Lastly, Jo has set us his mini green corner using an old plastic bottle as a flower pot. It looks cute and he says he will try to even grow some herbs in the future!
Anyway, that’s it for this post, but remember to check out IKEA Sustainable Living Project and sign up to get a chance to win =)
Lets go green together gather!