Integrity is a characteristic that many of us value. We look for it in ourselves, and we actively seek it out in those around us. This is why we must all take a deep dive into integrity and have some must-read books on our bookshelves. It is not enough to just claim integrity, we must be sure of it, we must own it.
At present, Americans use close to 8 million tons of toilet paper every year, and forests are being decimated in line with demand. We cannot simply cut these forests down and expect no consequences. Nor can we replant the areas with a single species of tree and then manage the wildlife within it and call it a fair exchange. I believe that the use of bidets can reduce this consumption and in doing so reduce deforestation significantly.
Toilet paper is big business with Americans alone spending about $8 billion a year on the soft stuff. However, the cost to the environment is far greater. And the loss of entire ecosystems just so that we can wipe our butts is totally unforgivable.
At some point, it must have occurred to you that there have to be some simple and achievable ways to reduce your trash levels at home. Ways that will not only save you money but will also be totally sustainable and very environmentally friendly. Well, the good news is there is. In Fact, once you start implementing these easy and practical tips, you will benefit from them a lot more than just having a few extra dollars in your pocket! Curious?
Studies have found a correlation between high PFOA exposure and six health outcomes which include cancer. It is also known to be a liver toxicant, a developmental toxicant, and an immune system toxicant and an endocrine disruptor. The real danger of PTFE is that At temperatures above 260C (500F), it begins to break down and give off noxious fumes known as fluorocarbon gases.
Studies have shown that under certain conditions aluminum foil will break down and leach into food substances. This leaching can then exceed levels deemed acceptable by the World Health Organisation (WHO). But what is acceptable, who is at risk and what damage can an excess of aluminum do to the human body???
We must reduce our carbon footprint! Did you know that if insulation were to be installed in 4 million European homes then the equivalent saving of CO2 emissions would be equal to planting 667 million acres of trees! For real change to happen it must begin now and we all have the power to do that. By adopting most, if not all of the suggestions mentioned in this article you can make a difference. You can reduce your carbon footprint by 80% or more, pick just one thing or several but please commit to changing today.
Choosing to eat a plant-based diet doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and must never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources and therefore improving your diet. How far you go and how quickly you get there is completely up to you and only you.
I have divided this guide into two parts. Part one will ease you in with a list of 11 things that you should be doing at the start of your journey. Incredibly, if you are currently doing nothing then these 11 things could reduce your plastic waste by a staggering 75%! Part two of this guide lists 23 things that you can do to maintain and possibly increase that 75% reduction.