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. The real dirty truth about toilet paper then is that we are all conned into buying it as it does no good.
Each year our landfill waste slowly releases toxins, pollutes our waterways, and contributes methane to the atmosphere. So while it might be easier to simply ignore how much waste we produce, the truth is that we no longer can.
So 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 be both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Well, the good news is, that there is, and that information is right here.
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.
Recycling has come on a long way over the last twenty years, pushed in part by changing social acceptances. The plastic waste that was refused as little as ten years ago is now readily accepted. Indeed this is the case of PVC, a previously none recyclable material. In today’s world, the desire for this product actually outstrips the availability in some areas! There is no mandatory requirement to mark plastics with a recycling symbol for consumer use. However, to aid the recycling industry, the plastics manufacturers mark their larger items with a code of symbols and numbers. This code is usually found on the base of the product and will help you to sort your recycling.
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.
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I would have loved to have read an article, such as this before I started my own personal journey. A journey into living a sustainable lifestyle which is good for me, my family and the planet as a whole.I have included here a list of the things that you should know before starting a sustainable …
Where Do I Start? Top To answer the above question you must first realize that just by being here, you have already started. Just by opening up the beginners’ guide to sustainable living, you have made the decision to investigate ways in which you can be a better person. You have also realized that today’s …