There is hardly any person who has not heard that the environmental situation on the planet is getting worse and worse every year. However, a common misconception is that only those who are connected with the field can come up with an ideal solution that would immediately solve the planet. In fact, every single person who decides to opt for ecologically smart behavior can make a lot of difference. There are also people who are eager to make their contribution but have no idea how to do it. We are here to tell you about a few simple rules that you need to follow if you want to participate in saving our planet.
First and foremost, you should learn to refuse. But don’t get scared off. No one is going to ask you to make any sacrifices. You will not have to refuse of things you need. The point is to stop allowing things that clutter your space, such as junk mail, ads, free pens, coupons, etc. Do not take those things from shops or other places even if you do not have to pay for them.
The second rule is to reduce your consumption. Again, you should not do it forcefully. Just examine your lifestyle and identify what things you do not use or use under other people’s influence. Do you actually need paper towels? Or a million of plastic or paper bags?
Opt for reusable alternatives. Your coffee will not taste worse if you use a zero-waste cup instead of a plastic one.
If you cannot do without something, reduce it, or reuse it, make sure you recycle it. There are a lot of recycling opportunities in almost every city.