I have always tried to do our bit for the environment. My Mum has always been keen on recycling and we always saved glass for the bottle bank and collected waste paper for the school. When I got my own house I carried on recycling, loading my car every couple of weeks with glass bottles, paper and plastic bottles to take to the local recycling centre.
It is so much easier now we have recycling bins at home, although I do miss dropping the bottles into the bottle bank and hearing the glass smash in the bottom. It was quite therapeutic after a bad day at work!
As well as recycling I always try and run my washing machine on a 30 degree wash and only do full loads. I always use Persil as I know stains will come out first time, even on low temperature washes.
Persil has backed a global initiative ‘Learning for Tomorrow’ partnering with UNICEF to help give children in some of the world’s toughest areas the opportunity of a quality education.
I also recycle clothes, toys and household goods that we no longer want. I help organise a fundraising jumble sale twice a year to help raise funds for our local village festival. We held the October one today and raised just over £1,300 which is our best sale ever.
It was good to see the number of people bringing their own bags today, normally we give people bin bags to put their purchases in but this year we were only asked for bags by a couple of people which is again helping to save the environment.
What do you do to make a brighter future for your children?
This post is an entry for BritMums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever