Most of the people have never thought of how much harm they do to the environment just by doing some simple everyday tasks. We want comfort, so we doesn’t care that we damage our own planet, but by that we ensure less comfort in the future. Here are some simple ways, how we can help the environment by simply changing some of our habits.
One of the most common ways how we all permanently and dramatically damage environment is by dong laundry. That might seem odd, because it’s just one of normal everyday chores, but think of all the chemicals, water and energy used in this process. All the sewage with phosphor and other dangerous chemicals go right into the natural waters. So do your laundry as rare as possible and always use the eco friendly washing powder without phosphates and bleach. If it’s time to change your washing machine, than buy one that has high energy efficiency class.
Also any motorized transportation is bad to environment. Every fuel-powered vehicle produces CO2 emissions that create reduction of ozone layer and creation of global warming. That is the easiest way how to destroy the planet. To not let that happen, ride a bike or walk by foot. Of course, it is not possible to get anywhere that way, but at least use that for short distances in everyday life. That will not only be a huge help to the environment, but also your own health.
Big changes can make recycling. Lot of people think that they are already doing that, because, they put the plastic or glasses in separate containers, than municipal waste. Actually it is possible to live with no useless waste at all. Learn what types of plastic, metal, paper and glass can be recycled and others give away in a designated waste collecting points. Especially it refers to electronics and batteries. The municipal waste should contain only organic waste.
One of the ways how households use the enormous amounts of energy is by regulating the temperature by air conditioning and heathers. Of course, normal air temperature is important, but sometimes there are other, better options. If you want your house to be cooler, keep the windows opened cover them from sun. If you want it warmer, think of isolation and warm yourself with clothes and blankets.
Also consumption of water damages the environment. Even if water is chap and you can afford to use it as much as you want, think of pollution and useless use of resources. Actually it is quite a simple task to save water, because we are used to waste it every day. For example, don’t clean your clothes and dishes when the machines are not full, because the consumption of full dish or washing machines and half-empty doesn’t change. Also go to shower not bath and use water responsible while cooking. That is really simple, just think of that every time you open the tap.