Thanks to experts, more and more people are now being made aware of the importance of protecting the environment. However, a lot of us are still not aware that some of the things that we do every single day have negative effects on the environment in one way or another.
If you’re really serious about doing your part in saving our world, it’s important that you educate yourself about those things that you regularly do that may be harming the environment.
By knowing these things, you’ll be able to somehow help reduce the footprint you’ll leave on Earth.
- Throwing Away Used Pet Litter
Instead of throwing away the waste and soiled bedding of your pet gerbils or hamsters, why don’t you consider composting them? Simply pile them in a compost bin and add some brown materials, such as dried leaves and wood shavings. Take note that not all pet beddings can be composted. This is only applicable to pets that don’t eat meat.
- Using Plastic Bags
Make it a habit to carry reusable bags each time you live your home, even if you don’t intend to buy anything. Some stores would impose a fee to customers who want to use a plastic bag in an effort to discourage customers from using plastic. Yet the cost is very cheap so others would still end up paying, which defeats the purpose.
- Shopping Online
Online shopping is all the rage these days, which is why websites like Famoid have become very popular since they help online sellers attract more customers into their business. However, with more and more people choosing to shop online and have stuff delivered in their doorstep these days, it’s been found that the emissions from those trucks that deliver packages have serious effects on the environment in the form of pollutant emissions. So, keep this in mind the next time you’re tempted to shop online.
- Using Facial Wash
You may not be aware of this but some of the ingredients used in your facial cleansers have a negative impact on the environment. For instance, those tiny beads called the microbeads have been banned in a few countries years ago due to the danger that they bring to the environment. It’s been found that about 19 tons of these microbeads get into the water system each year. These can have damaging effects on marine life and the environment.
- Using Plastic Straws
Sure, you may have minimized your use of plastic bags, but what about plastic straws? It’s sad that despite the harm that plastic stuff could cause in the environment, you can still find a lot of restaurants and cafes giving straws to their customers. According to reports, the United States alone is said to have thrown away more than 500 million straws each day. Just imagine how many straws people use all over the world in a day! If you cannot drink your favorite smoothie without a straw, consider using straws made from bamboo or get one of those reusable metal straws.