Today’s Tip from The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference: Switch to a manual can opener.
“The electric can opener sitting on your kitchen counter only uses a little bit of energy (about .18 kWh per month for the average 175-watt brand), but electric can openers require more resources to manufacture, are more expensive to ship, and take up more space in the landfill. If everyone in the United States started using a manual can opener, it would save up to 648 million kWh of power.”
Wow. It really is the little things!
I loved this article I found on Pinterest on how to clean your whole house without the use of nasty chemicals. Do you use green cleaning products? I’ve found that many of the work just as well, if not better, than “regular” products.
See all of the other tips in our Go Green series.