Small Changes at Home Can Help Our Planet. Here's how!
Easy ways to save energy, water, and waste while using your favourite P&G products
April is Earth Month, a global initiative dedicated to environmental education, impact, and appreciation. With spring flowers and warmer temperatures, it's the perfect time of year to celebrate the magic of mother nature and look for ways to protect our planet and help create a more sustainable future.
9 in 10 Canadians believe we all should be doing more to protect the environment, according to a recent P&G study. And 85% believe that small daily actions can make a positive impacti. However, over half of those surveyed stated they find it too difficult or time-consuming to make environmentally conscious choices as often as they would like. So how can this be made easier?
Making changes at home is the best place for all of us to start since at-home practices and behaviors are Canada’s leading contributors to energy consumption and greenhouse gasesii. The good news is that you don't have to make drastic lifestyle changes to impact the environment positively! That’s why many of your favourite P&G products can help make it easier for impactful and simple changes at home to reduce your energy, plastic, and waste consumption.
Simple changes, like washing in cold water with Tide, can reduce your energy use by 90%iii. Tide cleans better in cold water than the bargain brand does in hotiv. It’s a win-win. Washing in cold water can save you up to $130 a year on your energy billv. Better for the environment and better for your wallet!
Consider using a Swiffer Wetjet instead of lugging around your mop and full bucket of water! It could save you up to 260 litres of water every yearvi. Now you can get clean floors, help the environment by using less water and save on all that heavy lifting! Your back and mother nature will thank you!
Did you know using an ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher can help you conserve water compared to handwashing dishes? Running a faucet for just 2 minutes can use up to 15 litres of water, while an ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher only uses that same amount for an entire wash cyclevii. Try using Cascade Platinum Plus, so you can skip the sink and pre-wash, save time and water! Easy Peasy.
Another way to save up to 50% of waterviii by using Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray. The powerful formula cuts through grease 5x faster than Dawn's non-concentrated product. Plus, it's easy – all you must do is spray, wipe, and rinse. Less effort and less water!
Extending the time between hair washes saves you water, money (and time!). With Pantene Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner, spritz day 2 or 3 hair with leave-in conditioner mist to soften and restyle without washing. This gives you great hair days without a wash.
You can do even more at home than saving water, too! Reducing your plastic doesn't need to be complicated. According to dentist recommendations, everyone should be replacing their regular manual toothbrush every three months. But if you use Oral B Clic chrome toothbrush instead, you’ll only need to change the head. And that means you’ll be using 60% less plastic every two yearsix!
Are you still using disposable razors? How about generating 80% less waste by using a GilletteLabs handle for the next five yearsx! GilletteLabs with Exfoliating Bar gives you an effortless shave in one efficient stroke and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Better shave, less waste!
These P&G products offer a convenient way to make small but impactful changes into your household routine without sacrificing quality or effectiveness! Doing your part for the planet has never been easier, with so many of your favourite P&G products helping you along the way!
So this Earth Month, let's start doing the little things to help protect our planet in the long term. It may not seem significant, but if we all make these small changes in our daily routines we can significantly impact the environment for the better! We can all play a vital role in helping to create a more sustainable future for generations by making more environmentally conscious choices at home.
Set an example for your family and your friends! Inspire everyone to make better choices for the environment at home. Many of the P&G products they love, can make a difference. And now, so can they!
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i From December 16th, 2022 to January 10th, 2023, Maru/Blue conducted an online survey among n=1,116 randomly selected Canadian adults who have primary or shared shopping responsibilities.
ii According to Natural Resources Canada, "In Canada, the residential sector is responsible for approximately 17% of the country's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and 56% of those emissions come from space heating and cooling, water heating, and lighting." (Source: Natural Resources Canada, "Energy Use Data Handbook - Residential Sector", 2018)
iii on average, when switching from hot to cold water
iv Tide Power Pods in cold vs. leading baking soda 2-in-1 Pak in hot
v When using a non-HE washing machine and switching all loads from hot to cold water, based on average electricity rate of (CA, 11.6c/kWh) and 8 loads per week.
vi vs traditional mop and bucket
viii When used as instructed, compared to the water used when running the tap continually to hand wash dishes.
ix vs regular manual toothbrush changed every 3 months as per dentist recommendation
x Instead of 1 per year. Visit Gillette.com/warranty for more information.