Storage Unit Dunstable: How It Will Help You Help The Planet

July 03, 2024

Storage Unit Dunstable: How It Will Help You Help The Planet

Climate change is becoming a term we all know very well and many of us are constantly on the lookout for ways in which we can help. There are many easy ways in which we can help do some good and a storage unit Storage unit Dunstable can also be of help.

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Within this article we are going to talk about some of the ways in which we can help the planet and how a storage unit Dunstable will help. 

Think About What You Eat 

When it comes to helping the planet, thinking about what you eat is important but it does not immediately mean that you have to go vegan. Adding some plant-based dishes into your meal rotation can help but so can thinking about where you buy your food from. Buying local food can be a big help to the planet as the food does not have to travel far and there is often a lot less plastic involved. This can be as easy as going to your local market or finding a farm shop within your area. 

An excellent way to know that food is being grown locally is to grow your own food. It is easy to think that you can only do this if you have the right type of space such as a garden or allotment plot but many vegetables will happily grow in pots on a patio or balcony. A storage unit Dunstable would be an excellent asset for your vegetable growing if you don’t have a great deal of garden space as it would be perfect for storing your tools and seeds. 

Another easy way to help the planet via what you eat is to try and reduce your food waste. This can be as simple as planning your meals ahead so you don’t buy produce you have no use for. You can also freeze some items of food or leftovers. If you do find a sad piece of food in the back of your fridge, do not fret! There are many ways in which you can use up food. Many helpful recipes can be found here

Think About Composting

Along with thinking about what you eat being a way to help, using your garden and kitchen waste to create compost is an excellent way to help the planet. It will reduce the amount of waste being sent into landfills. Also, if you have a garden or are growing your own food, it will be extremely beneficial as you will have lots of free compost to plant up your crops and plants. 

You can use a specific compost bin, make one out of old pallets or you can simply make a pile which you then cover with a plastic sheet or even with an old carpet. Just try to pick a shady spot to keep things moist, and water any dry ingredients you may be adding.

Things that can be added to your compost include: 

  • Grass cuttings and dead leaves.
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps and peel.
  • Plain cardboard (not the glossy cereal box kind).
  • Old cut flowers and bedding plants.
  • Prunings and dead plants.
  • Coffee grounds.
  • Pet droppings from any healthy veg-eating pets, including gerbils, rabbits, hamsters and birds, along with any bedding made from natural material or newspaper.
  • Eggshells – these help to keep the heap from smelling.
  • Newspapers – shredded paper can help to soak up excess moisture in a heap.

Do not add cooked food, meat or fish. These can all be added to your food waste bin that is picked up by your local council, if you have one in your area. 

Think About How You Travel 

Emissions from cars and planes cause a great deal of carbon dioxide to be released into the air so thinking about how you travel is a great way to help the planet. 

And it can be as simple as, if something is within walking distance, walk instead of going in the car. Public transport and cycling are two other ways of travelling that will lower emissions. 

If you need to use your car a lot, there are also many ways to make it be more environmentally friendly. Firstly, simply taking care of your car will do a lot to help as tyre pressure and brake upkeep can impact the level of emissions. Also, driving efficiently by avoiding idling, using higher gears and maintaining a steady speed whenever possible will all help. Opening the windows instead of using the air conditioning will lower fuel consumption and emissions. This will help the planet and save you money so it is a win win! 

If you find yourself using your car less and want a safe place to store it, a storage unit Dunstable would be a brilliant option. Our storage units Dunstable go up to 300 square feet which is plenty of room for a standard car. And each of our units is fitted with an intruder alarm and a smoke and fire detector so your car will be safe from theft and environmental factors. 

Think About What You’re Throwing Away

Recycling items is an easy way to help the planet, particularly if you have recycling bins at your home that are picked up by the local council. Often these include plastics, glass, tin, food and garden waste, if you aren’t into the compost idea. Many supermarkets now take harder to recycle items such as plastic bags and crisps packets. 

Reusing items is also a great way to stop them from ending up in landfill. For example, jars could be used as storage containers for food, pens or could even be used as plant pots. 

Mending or upcycling items is also a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce. Mending clothes is one of the best ways to help as the fashion industry accounts for about 10% of global carbon emissions so anything you can do to reduce the number of clothes you buy is vital. Sewing on a button, mending a hole or refashioning a garment completely are great ways to make items last a lot longer. 

If there are certain items that you know you will no longer get any use from, giving them away to friends or family, via websites such as Freecycle or giving them to a local charity shop is an excellent way to give the item new life instead of it ending up in landfill. 

A storage unit Dunstable will be great help with this as it would give you space in order to go through belongings, slowly and methodically, so you can decide on what can be given away, what can be reused in some way and what could be mended. 

Storage Unit Dunstable: How It Will Help You Help The Planet

We all want to do our bit to help the planet. It is our home after all, along with being the home to so many animals, plants and trees. But, it can feel like a minefield knowing how we can help but there are some very easy ways in which you can help. 

Simply thinking about what you eat and where you buy it from will help. Considering growing your own food and making your own compost will be a great help. Thinking about the way in which you travel will help as walking, cycling, using public transport or making sure your car runs efficiently will all help. And thinking about what you throw away and whether it can actually be reused, mended or recycled will help.

A storage unit Dunstable will also help as it will the space you need to store gardening equipment as you build your veg patch. It will give you a secure space to store your car if you find you are using it less. And it will give you the space to go through your personal belongings at your own pace so you can make the right decision about what to do with it. 

We hope you have found our tips helpful and if you would like to know more about our storage unit Dunstable, please give us a call on: 01582 551 001 or click here

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