10 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your House a Little "Greener"

If you’re interested in upping your eco-friendliness, here are 10 simple things you can do right now to make your home more sustainable. 1. Switch to Rechargeable Batteries Every year, Americans throw out nearly 180,000 tons of batteries — most of which are single-use. These disposable batteries may be more convenient, but they’re also more wasteful and toxic to the environment. By using rechargeable batteries for your electronics, you’ll contribute less waste and save money in the long run. And when you need to dispose of rechargeable batteries, don’t forget to recycle them instead of tossing them in the trash. 2. Change Your Lightbulbs The average American household has more than 40 lightbulbs , with lighting accounting for as much as 14% of residential electricity usage. A quick way to make your home greener is switching to energy-efficient bulbs. Halogen incandescents,...

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