What can I do to help reduce environmental pollution? If that question crosses your mind, here is the answer: many things. With small actions that are practical and that fit into your daily life, you can do your bit to take care of the planet. And even summon your patch.
With this list of 9 practical actions, you will be able to reinforce the 3 R’s that help us reduce environmental pollution: reduce, recycle and reuse. They are simple and even fun actions that can bring out the best in you and your creativity.
In your backpack, in your purse, or even in your pocket: always carry a bag with you in which to deposit the garbage from what you eat or what you throw away during the day. Thus, you ensure that this waste will have the correct destination once you arrive at your home.
Get in the habit of taking your cloth or recycled material bags with you when you go shopping. In this way, you will be able to say with pleasure when paying: “No bag, please”. This counts for the neighborhood store, the supermarket, or even when you go to a mall.
You could personalize your shopping bag, just use your imagination: make your own screen printing or design and print it. It will be special and at the same time, you will help reduce the pollution of the environment by plastic bags.
Campaigns to reduce the use of straws have a reason for being: those made of disposable plastic take 1,000 years to disintegrate and about 310 species are fatal victims of plastic. For this reason, join in saying “no cigarette, please”, or take yours for permanent use; There are several options on the market, from paper to silicone and natural materials.
Also consider using your own water bottle, preferably glass or stainless steel. This way you will use less plastic. Remember: the best waste is the one that is not produced. With these two actions, you join in lowering the consumption of plastic containers and devices that are elements that affect the pollution of the environment.
You can also do something to help prevent pollution of the environment by the emission of gases and toxic substances that derive from the burning of fuel from cars: that is, use your bike more. The bicycle is a friendly means of transportation to the planet. For something, Bogotá is one of the cities with the most kilometers of bike lanes in Latin America.
Think about implementing carpooling or carpooling in your routine, that is, sharing a car with other people you trust. In addition to being economical, you will help reduce the emission of toxic gases and thus contribute to the non-pollution of the environment. You can put carpooling into practice with friends or family.
Before throwing away clothes, accessories, books, toys, electronic devices in good condition, and even glass containers, cardboard, and cans, think about how to give them a new use. Reusing, one of the 3 R’s for proper waste management, is a way of being creative. Check out these ideas:
If creativity is your thing, this is one of the practical actions to reduce environmental pollution that you will enjoy. With the wrappers of your Bon Bon Bum and other goodies, you can make from cases to bracelets. They will serve you for your personal use or to give unique gifts. Here is an idea of how to make a pillow with candy and snack wrappers.
On social networks like YouTube and Pinterest, you will find many ideas to do great things with the wrappers of your favorite treats.
Donating is a good deed to reduce pollution of the environment and a great help to others. Objects, clothing, books, and electronic devices in good condition can be used by other less fortunate people. You can even make go to donate an activity with your patch.
The waste of electrical and electronic devices, that is, WEEE or e-waste, increases day by day, and instead of throwing away that mobile phone, tablet, or any other device, deposit them in the special containers that are there for them. Electronic recycling is vital to avoid contaminating the environment with toxic substances and non-biodegradable elements.
What do you think of this idea? Create a group with your friends on WhatsApp as the “Green Day” and go out together to deposit this waste in shopping centers or companies specialized in collecting it. The e-waste cannot go to the traditional dump.
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