5 activities to beat lockdown boredom and do your bit for the planet

These days, it can be difficult to keep yourself entertained. 

Between binging old TV shows and Marie Kondo-ing your home for the twentieth time, it is hard to find things to do during lockdown.

That's why we've collected our top five favourite activities to beat the lockdown blues and also do your bit for the environment. 

From something as simple as a jog (with an added bonus) to full on DIY projects that'll be sure to keep little hands busy, here are our favourite eco-friendly activities for the whole family.

 

1. Go “Plogging”

Plogging

 

Plogging is a combination of picking up litter and jogging. The craze started in Sweden in 2016 and has since spread around the world.

As a workout, plogging provides plenty of different body movements, with plenty of bending, stretching and (if you’re willing) squatting to pick up rubbish. 

An estimated 20,000 people plog daily across 100 countries, with some events having attracted over 3 million ploggers!

Top tip: take two bags with you on your plog - one for recyclables and one for general waste.

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2. Make Your Own Tote Bag From a T-Shirt

Tote Bag Tee Shirt

 

Let’s face facts, that Craig David 2001 tour T-shirt has seen better days, but with a few simple steps, it can enjoy a new life carrying groceries!

With many reusable bags not being washed between uses (as they should be) - it is good to know you can throw your Tote (with a capital T) can be thrown in the washing machine!

Top tip: Flip the shirt inside out before sewing to keep the seam on the inside.

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3. Build a “Bug Hotel”

Bug Hotel

 

A bug hotel provides shelter for many critters, from ladybirds and woodlice to bees, toads and even hedgehogs!

They can be built from just about any old bits and bobs such as old pallets, pots, logs, bark, pine cones, planks, bits of old tile, get creative with it!

Top tip: Place your bug hotel away from any vegetable beds, in case any of your guests get hungry!

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4. Pledge a Patch to Butterflies

Butterflies

 

Butterflies are great, they’re beautiful, they pollinate flowers, and they are infinitely fascinating to our cats, but they need our help.

The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS have set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature.

There are simple steps you can take (no matter how big your outside space is) to make your garden a paradise for wildlife such as the butterfly. 

Top tip: Window boxes make great spaces for pollinating insects - away from ground level predators.

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5. Create a Compost Bin

compost bin

 

A compost bin is a great way of turning kitchen and garden waste into wonderful compost for use in your garden. 

Even better, because this waste releases methane (a greenhouse gas) when sent to landfill, composting is good for the environment!

This one is a bit more work, so maybe one to leave for the weekend, but only requires basic tools!

Top tip: Add a chicken-wire base to stop burrowing critters

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One of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental impact is to switch your cat litter to Natusan!

Together, we’ve already saved over 196,000kg of waste from landfill, and planted over 5,000 trees on behalf of our wonderful customers (and their cats!)

 



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17/03/2021 by NatuTeam

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