Future Friendly from P&G is all about the little actions we can take today,
that will lead to a brighter tomorrow.
We were challenged by P&G to join the greenvolution by making a few small changes in our home that, when added together, can make a big difference to the planet. Because being ‘Green’ doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.
Take the Tap Adaptor and Hippo Water Saver that we were sent: installation takes a few minutes and then they do all the hard work for you, reducing the amount of water you use. As it turns out, we already reduce the water we use because we have eco-friendly low-flush loos as well as tap adaptors. So we were already being Future Friendly without realising it!
When it comes to laundry and cleaning- the other big water consumer- by using products such as Ariel and Flash, you are also able to do your bit. Ariel washed your clothes at much lower temperatures, thus using less energy to heat the water, as does Flash. Easy peasy. Tick.
Concentrated products- Lenor and Fairy- mean less packaging, so less waste and less transport costs (both monetary and environmental). Running the dishwasher and washing machine on a full-loadmeans you are being efficient with the water that you do use. Tick again. I’m doing fairly well at this Sustainable Living Thing!!
Other suggestions for being more sustainable are no harder to live with: we recycle, including food waste, buy second-hand, put on sweaters before putting on the heating and- due to the hose-pipe ban- have been using watering cans to feed the plants. Not that they’ve needed much of that lately. But the much-needed rain has filled our new water butts so we have plenty of water for when it is needed.
I’m surprised by how many of these measures we were already taking to live with an eye to the future. Things we need to work on include using reusable packaging for food: lids and Food Kosies rather than cling film and foil. All good tips. You can also vote for Future Friendly Heroes on the Future Friendly Website. The Future Friendly Awards have been going for six years now, recognising great environmental efforts across the country.