Many people sympathize with eco-causes, but they are not actively involved in them because they worry that it will cost them money and time. But the truth is different. Each of us can do small things in their daily lives that really contribute to saving the planet. Here are some of them:
1) When you brush your teeth, do not let the water run
You must have already heard this rule, but do you observe it? You can save 20 liters of water per day.
2) Use energy-saving bulbs
If each household uses energy-saving bulbs, it will be equivalent to removing a million cars from the road. If you do not like fluorescent light bulbs, use them in the cellar, closet or bathroom.
3) Exit the computer at night
If each of us shuts down the computer, laptop or other devices at night, we will save 40 watt-hours per day.
4) Print on both sides
Each year throwing millions of tons of office paper. But there is an easy way to reduce this figure – to print on both sides.
5) One day a week eat only fruits and vegetables
Be vegetarian for a day. Not only will you have a weaker figure, but you will also contribute to the conservation of nature. For processing only 0.50 kg of veal, thousands of liters of water are needed.
6) Wash with cold or lukewarm water instead of warm
This way you will also save a lot of energy.
7) Use less paper towels
One uses an average of 6 paper towels a day and up to 2200 per year. Imagine how much the entire population of the planet is using!
8) Recycle the glass
Recycling glass will help reduce air pollution by 20% and water pollution by 50%. Non-recycling glass breaks down for millions of years.
9) Recycle newspapers
This will save more than half a million trees in just a week. Yes, you have read correctly – for a week!
10) Find an alternative to the wrapping paper
Give your imagination the will. Pack a gift with an old newspaper, a card, or a drawing. So you will not only help protect nature, but your gifts will be unique!
11) Do not use bottled water
Almost 90% of plastic bottles are not recycled. Instead, they stand in the ground, and their destruction takes thousands of years. Buy a filter that purifies the water.
12) Take a shorter shower
Even if you save only 2 minutes, it also matters. Do not take a bath, it poured twice as much water.
13) Purchase foods produced locally
This will not only support your home economy, but also reduce the harmful emissions from food transport.
14) Plant a tree
You will do something extremely important and useful to the world.