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Posted on Monday, 12th March 2018
Though some people may deny our effect on the planet's climate, most sensible people are both aware of and care about our impact on the environment of our beautiful world. It may seem like each one of us is too small to really have an impact on this, but every great revolution starts on an individual level.
As a student in Sheffield there are many ways in which you can contribute just by making your own flat, apartment, studio or house more eco-friendly.
But first of all, why should you bother?
As students, the next generation of professionals, parents and influential individuals we have the responsibility to start making a difference in our cities.
Sheffield has the highest number of trees per person in all of Europe, quite a cool fact. We are also located just on the edge of the beautiful and internationally appreciated Peak District. The UK's first established national park is well known for it's natural beauty.
If we wish to look after our beautiful, green city and indeed the rest of the world, it starts with taking responsibility for your own waste on a personal level as a student, graduate or professional in your home and everyday life.
Below, we have some great reasons to start recycling if you haven't already, some that you may not have thought about yet.
Well, we all know that recycling is good news for the planet.
When you recycle, a substantial portion of our waste is broken down into its original elements. It is then used to produce new materials, so we reduce the harmful waste that we discard into the environment.
But there's more benefits of recycling than just helping the environment, like that isn't enough of a reason already? Here are some other great impacts that recycling has, that you may not have thought of...
So, here we have some great reasons to start recycling if you haven't already!
But, although we all have every reason to recycle, sometimes it just feels like a chore, so here are some helpful tips that will make it easy to make your student flat more eco-friendly...
It really is very simple to keep on top of the recycling collection schedule, and after a short time doing this as a routine, it will become second nature to you and not seem like a chore. In addition to this, for students especially, it will make your home a much nicer place to live. Not having to think about stuff like overflowing bins and how you can possibly reduce the mountain of bin bags outside your back door etc. Means you'll have less on your mind so that you can focus on your studies and make the most of your time in Sheffield.
There are other ways you can reduce your own impact on the environment alongside recycling, below we have some other tips that will make your student life in Sheffield more eco-friendly....
Recycling isn't the only thing you can do to help protect the environment, to reduce your personal impact on climate change there are many other simple things that you can do...
As has been stated already, it's hard to believe that one person makes a big difference, but it always starts with you! If you want to have a greater impact, share this article and these tips with your flatmates, friends and family. We all want to preserve our beautiful natural world and protect it for generations to come, if you want any more help or tips, get in touch with Sheffield Property To Let here to find out about how we help our lovely student tenants to make their flats and houses more eco-friendly.
One final personal tip, when you've finished your four packs of beer or cider, cut the little plastic rings with scissors before recycling or binning them. This may seem like the smallest thing you could do, but even if you don't recycle the plastic, you could stop one of these little cuties from getting trapped in one, you still have made an amazing impact! Think of the little things ...