MICHAEL’S TOP TIPS FOR SUS­TAIN­ABLE LIV­ING

Your Home and Garden - - Yh&g + Escostore -

> Grow your own pro­duce. If you don’t have the space for a full vege plot, try a fruit tree or some pots with com­mon kitchen herbs. You’ll get an im­mense sense of sat­is­fac­tion from grow­ing your own gar­nishes and the flavours are just so much bet­ter.

> Swap your clean­ing and laun­dry prod­ucts out for eco­s­tore, they’re good for the en­vi­ron­ment and for you. Since we’ve had the girls, it’s be­come in­creas­ingly im­por­tant for us to make sure we don’t have any un­nec­es­sary chem­i­cals in the house.

> If you keep for­get­ting to take your re­us­able bags to the su­per­mar­ket, have a rule that you can’t use the plas­tic ones. Try­ing to carry all your gro­ceries to the car with­out bags will soon get you into the habit.

> Keep your Ma­son jars. They’re fan­tas­tic for mak­ing your own salad dress­ings, keep­ing home­made sauces and rel­ishes and for tak­ing a packed salad to work for lunch.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.