Is it Green to be Green? [Infographic]
There has been some debate about whether going green is expensive and even worth it. This infographic presented by paydayloan.co.uk compares the green lifestyle to a typical one, and the results say that going green can usually save you some green in the long run. Lets take a look at some of the differences.
The first thing that sticks out like a sore thumb for those with kids is the difference between reusable diapers and disposables. While disposable diapers are more convenient, they certainly take their toll on your wallet and your trash can. Did you know the average cost of diapers for a typical family is $1,599? Compare that to the measly $336 you’ll spend using cloth diapers and the savings speak for themselves.
And, what about the savings between breast feeding vs. formula feeding? The average formula feeding cost is $1,242, while breast feeding totals up to $195 (with breastpump and accessories). There’s also the fact that breastfeeding is thought to be better for your baby than powdered formula. So, you can ultimately help the environment AND your baby!
Then, there’s always the cost of transportation. We all love to drive our cars and they’re certainly a necessity in today’s world; however, what if instead of driving your child to school you let them take the bus? The cost of bus transportation to and from school is practically free, while the average cost of taking your child to and from school for all 12 years can run you upwards of $9,000. Talk about a savings!
Whether you’re just jumping on the green bandwagon or have been doing your part for the environment for years, it certainly pays to be green. So, the next time you get in the car to drive Junior to school or go to buy those disposable diapers for little Susie, think about doing a little something to help the environment AND save you money. Your wallet will thank you.