Common Daily Habits That Kill the Environment
As humans, each of us are individually responsible for protecting Mother Nature. We know that the improper waste disposal at large corporate companies damages the environment severely. But what we do not know is that there certain personal habits and things that we do daily that cause a negative impact on the environment as well. These are some habits that we can easily eliminate if we give it a shot. Even if one person is willing to change, it can make a huge difference to our environment. The following are some such habits that you need to get rid of immediately.
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Leaving the Lights On
Since most of the people who are alive today were born into a world with electricity, they do not know how to live without it. This has made them take such precious natural resources for granted. Turning the lights off, even if you are only leaving the room for a “few minutes”, can make a huge difference. It does not matter whether you are going to the next room, switch it off all the same. This will enable you to prevent this energy source from being wasted unnecessarily.
Boiling the Kettle
A common mistake that we all make is that we fill the entire kettle when we boil water. Although you might think that an extra cup of water might not do much harm, think about how many extra cups of water you have wasted this month? How many extra cups of water have you wasted over the past five years? If you take this into account, you will be surprised by the amount of water that you have wasted. This makes you just as responsible as any corporate company. So, the next time you boil water, make sure to measure the amount of water you put in.
Yes, it is true that plastic is more convenient than paper bags. However, it is not entirely beneficial. Among many things, plastic is an item that cannot be recycled easily. Therefore, it is important for you to stop this habit immediately. The more you use plastic, the more you are polluting this world. When you visit the supermarket, do not use a plastic bag. You can take a tote bag with you. Remember that the increase in plastic use makes it harder for us to implement sustainable waste management. So, make sure to reduce this usage in any way, as much as you can.
Since vehicles have become surprisingly affordable, the number of people who take the bus or the metro has reduced significantly. Even if you have a car, it is important for you to use the public transportation system once in a while. Firstly, this reduces environmental pollution by a significant extent. Secondly, it reduces daily travelling expenses a great deal. If you think that using public transport is unsafe in your area, then you can at least carpool with the colleagues who live in that area.
Moreover, you must also avoid wasting newspapers, leaving taps open and eating farm meat. Most importantly, you must stop throwing non-biodegradables down landfill sites.