Waste affects our world’s environment tremendously. Our environment is everything that surrounds us. It includes the air that we breathe, the water that we drink and the land that we walk on everyday. If we as citizens do not do our part to reduce or ecological footprints, the world could be in trouble with global warming effects rising. Here are top 10 ways you can reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.
1. Bag for life:
These are reusable bags which are made of fabric. There is no need to waste time and money on single use and disposable bags which rip, are environmental dangerous and create more unnecessary waste.
2. Do not throw away food:
The green bin has been implemented in many countries such as Canada and the UK. It diverts unnecessary waste from the landfills for biodegradable and composting usages. If you have leftover sandwich or pasta from lunch which you won’t eat, don’t throw them into the garbage bin. Rather you should put any organic material such as food into the green bin for composting purposes.
3. Reuse paper:
Save the trees from being cut down and reuse paper. One way you can reduce, reuse and recycle is by utilizing paper products to the maximum capacity. You can double side all things when printing, keep old and open boxes for future uses and cut down on paper usage when ever possible. Instead of making a title page, you can also just write your name, your teacher’s name and the date on top of the first page.
4. Soda can tabs:
This is a simple gesture many people forget. They can never understand why they should recycle. The tabs from soda cans can save another person’s life. By collection enough tabs, people can build wheelchairs for those who cannot afford a new one. Simple gesture goes along way. If you didn’t know then, now you know.
5. Turn off Lights:
Whenever possible do not turn on the lights in your house. You are wasting energy. The more energy we use, the more electricity is needed. Electricity is not as environmentally friendly as we think and contributes to global warming.
6. No Idling:
If you are not driving, turn of your car. This prevents greenhouse gases from being emitted into the atmosphere causing the ozone layer to become thinner. The more greenhouse gases are being emitted the more heat is being trapped inside the atmosphere.
7. Do not excessively charge your electronics:
Excessive charging utilizes excessive energy. When you do not need to use energy, don’t waste it. The best way to do is by not charging things over night. This is when you are prone to overcharge.
8. Turn water off:
Turn the water off when not using it. There is no need to have water running all the time when brushing your teeth. Open the tap when you need to rinse and when you need to wet the brush.
Instead of throwing out old and not used material, donate them to charity. Better yet…have a garage sale where you will at least try to make money off of some old and irrelevant material.
Coffee Drinkers, this is for you. Stop utilizing paper cups to drink coffee. Do yourself a favor and buy a reusable cup. You will save money and will stop the pollution, this world is experiencing.