Personally I started to read these tips ironically, because of advice on all occasions sounds like a lot. But the important thing is that although they are called useful, the real benefit of most – zero. But these rules, perhaps, was the exception. To keep them really simple, and you can do something good for the natural world in which we live.
Discard plastic bags in favor of reusable bags. The package we use an average of only 2 hours, but thanks to us he stays on the planet for more than 200 years! Only two to four ekosumki (textile bags, shopping bags acomadate, fruktovyi) will NOT a year to buy about 480 of the package! Every year thousands of sea animals to suffer and die from plastic caught in the ocean. This also applies to plastic bags.
In the big cities the greatest contribution to air pollution makes it transport. For example, in Moscow more than 90% of the pollutants go into the air from vehicles. Therefore, the residents of cities is to abandon personal vehicles in favor of public. This will help save time, money and also to make a personal contribution to reducing the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere and will help in the fight against climate change. Very cool – if you can choose the Bicycle as their primary means of transportation in the city.
Manufacturers have finally begun to consider: whether the buyer wants to bring home all those mountains of packaging? Do not want! Just imagine (or look in your trash), the average resident of a metropolis emits about 300 kg of packaging per year. We suggest to abandon it at the first opportunity: in many cities there are special stores “without packaging”, where products can be purchased in its packaging, and in a conventional supermarket the price tag can be pasted directly into the vegetable or fruit.
Walking with his mug is not only fashionable, but also environmentally friendly. If twice a week you go to a favorite cafe on the way to work or during a walk and grab a drink with him for a year, the debris will travel at least 100 of your disposable coffee cups. Despite the fact that these drinks seem to be just “paper”, to take in processing them is not so easy. Don’t forget about their plastic lids! Anyway, we advise you to avoid disposable things, just imagine: every bit of plastic produced since its invention, still exists on our planet. A lot of resources and energy was spent to produce something we use only once and maybe a few minutes. Choose reusable!
Separate waste collection is gradually becoming the norm. Tanks for separately collected waste net appeared in the Moscow courts. And in the city you can find many educational activities, small items, sites and different promotions. Think about it: why throw away a plastic bottle, the production of which he had spent so many natural resources, if it can be recycled as many as 12 times! And resources intact, and the plastic recycled.
Buying products and goods of local production, not only can support small local farmers and entrepreneurs, but also to help nature! Yes, that’s right. Choosing local foods reduces your ecological footprint. Local products did a little way, but transporting spent a huge amount of fuel and, therefore, emits a lot of greenhouse gases. And packing for long distance transportation and spend more – in one box will not do! Besides, seasonal vegetables and fruit is healthier and fresher than exotic.
Excessive consumption – that is the real problem of our time. Today the average person buys about 60% more garments annually than 15-20 years ago. We suggest you to purchase only what is really necessary. To give a second chance to a broken and tainted things, today is a new eco-friendly alternative to shopping something you can fix, to sew, to give… or to create from old things something new! You can change unnecessary things with friends. In the city every year becomes more and more opportunities for sharing and giving: markets, festivals, stocks, funds.
it is Important to remember that some things require special treatment. Thermometers, batteries, energy saving lamps, electrical and electronic waste (they electrola) in any case cannot be thrown out with the trash! First, make sure that the item can not be saved: to fix or find a new owner. To take the hazardous waste only to the special points, where they take hazardous waste. Don’t forget: improperly disposed of battery can poison with heavy metals up to 20 sq m of soil or 400 liters of water!
Everyone can help and contribute, albeit small, at first glance, the contribution to environmental protection. Sometimes to make the world better around him is very easy. You can invite your friends and organize a community work day to participate in environmental actions (planting a tree to hang bird houses, feed birds in winter). And you can tell neighbors about how to properly segregate waste or arrange for exchange of books or stuff in my house!
Thanks to the experts “Mospeada”: these tips I will definitely try to adopt.