We all have things we need and the thought of what effects they have on the environment doesn’t always cross our minds. But, what if for one second we took a step back and looked at the amount of money we could potentially save by going green? Is there really savings in being eco-friendly?
Take cars for instance. While the cost of fueling your typical 2003 Honda Civic seems less than the cost of powering a hybrid of the same model ($9,500 vs. $10, 081), you must take into consideration the fuel efficiency of these vehicles. The hybrid gets an average of 45 mpg on the highway, while it’s non-green counterpart only gets 35. Not enough to sell you?
What about the cost of beer for your college student? An average college kid will spend close to $1,100 on beer when buying it by the case. However, a “green” beer drinker will invest the money in a keg and only spend on average $825. Not to mention with a keg there is little to no trash to dispose of. With a case of beer there is the cardboard box which must be broken down and the bottles or cans that must be thrown away.
Ultimately, going the green route has the bigger advantage when it comes to helping the environment and keeping your bank account in check. So, the next time you go car shopping or head to the liquor store for that case of beer, consider the green alternative and watch the savings add up.
Check out the infographic below presented by paydayloan.co.uk to learn more about how going green can save you some green.