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7 Ways We Can Save the Planet from Further Destruction!

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We celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June every year, to create awareness amongst the people. But is one day mindfulness enough to save the planet from the impending disaster? The answer is no. we humans have utilised the earth and its resources to the maximum, it is exhausted. The environment has been an unfortunate victim of our ruthless actions. And it continues. We have plundered wildlife, sabotaged marine life, cut down trees, polluted natural resources and are almost on the verge of fatiguing the non-renewable resources. So is one day enough to fix all this years of faults?

To answer this question, read the following article. It highlights seven ways in which can contribute to saving the planet.

Lack of usable water seems to be the biggest problem of all. Saving water is thus our foremost responsibility. Close the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving. Recycle water at home and install aeration nozzles on all taps. Do not use water until you absolutely need it.

Save electricity as that will save the use of coal and petroleum (which are non-renewable). Switch off the lights if you are not present in the room. Unplug chargers when not in use. Employ power-saving electronics devices that save energy.
Instead of using petrol and diesel cars, switch to public transportation or maybe just walk (it will keep you healthy as well!).
Don’t buy plastic products until absolutely necessary. Try to use jute bags when buying items from the market or some store. Stop the promotion of plastic bags and products. Opt for reusable containers.
Learn the art of recycling. Reuse paper and save trees (according to research, one ton of paper requires 17 trees to be cut down). Cardboard and paper recycling is currently promoted at large by the governments of several counties and other eco-friendly organisations.
Plant a tree in the backyard of your house or in your neighbourhood. Encourage your neighbours and your kids to take responsibility. One tree can save millions of lives.
When disposing off construction and demolition waste or electronic products, get in touch with professional cleaners who are experts in their job. They use eco-friendly methods to get rid of the waste accumulated. Also, they have access to the right tools for the job. The professionals also charge very nominal amount to provide the facilities, thus making them so popular.

The above mentioned points are very small in magnitude, but a little step is what we need. Earth is our home, so save it from getting ruptured beyond repair. Even taking these baby steps by millions of people individually can create a huge difference. Let us make World Environment Day every day.

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How Recycling Plastic Bottles is Helping You Save Energy and the Planet

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How much energy does recycling plastic save?

It might come to you as a surprise, but recycling saves a lot of energy. The simple logic that is used behind this fact is it recycling eliminates the need of making products from the scratch. Intensive consumption of energy and natural resources are required to make a single unit of a product. Thus, when you recycle it, the need diminishes, which automatically reduces the energy consumption.
There are actually seven different types of plastic available for the consumption of the consumers. According to various surveys, about 4% of total energy is consumed in order to make plastic products. When you discard plastic bottles after using them for once, they actually end up in the heap of trash. As plastic is non-degradable (they cannot be destroyed completely), they are usually dumped onto lands or into water bodies, contributing much to pollution. Thus, recycle bottle and other plastic products not only help curtail pollution but also save energy.

Contribution to the global climate

When we discard plastic products, we actually waste non-renewable resources. As mentioned earlier, plastic is non-degradable, which means they cannot be destroyed. When you burn them, they emit greenhouse gases which directly contribute to global warming (rising temperatures, changing precipitation and wind patterns). Disposing them onto land increases landfill, whereas throwing them into the sea harms the aquatic life. Thus, as responsible citizens of the planet, we should recycle plastic and save the planet. If every individual contributes their little bit towards saving the planet, we can bring about a change.
Before you dispose plastic products, make sure to consider your options. Many manufacturers are using high quality materials so that they can be used for a longer period. These products are also degradable which makes them safe to be used. Waste management companies are using eco-friendly methods to deal with plastic waste. They are effective and affordable, making them a great choice.

 

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