The world needs to work on being sustainable to conserve the resources we have. While some resources are renewable, others are slowly depleting. Then there’s the matter of garbage to worry about. People consume so much, and the trash we produce contributes greatly to further damage to mother earth.
There’s no such thing as small change when you’re helping conserve nature. These actions reap great rewards in the end:
Old appliances shouldn’t go straight to waste. They may be repurposed as a new centrepiece for the house; if not, they can always be sold for scraps and parts. With more people wanting new appliances, the need for spare parts is at an all-time high. So is the need for the recycling of copper and other metals, which could give you a bit of financial reward for not throwing items mindlessly.
Reuse Shopping Bags
Relying on paper bags for your groceries is troublesome. They break so easily, and you can only carry so much in your hands. A reusable shopping bag is more convenient because it’s made of a stronger material. It’s also designed to be used several times, so you won’t be contributing to landfill trash every time you restock your pantry. Reusable bags may also replace brown bags for school lunches. With the fun designs available these days, your children will be excited to take out their sandwich bag as well.
The zero waste movement isn’t new, but it’s gaining more traction now that people are becoming more aware of how they’re ruining the environment. A little goes a long way in terms of minimising waste, so don’t pressure yourself into thinking you should have it down pat as soon as you start. Some choose to make their own shampoo, which they can keep in reusable containers, but if you still prefer your commercial brand, sachets can be fashioned into bags instead of going into the trash.
The world you leave to the next generations can be a good one. Make a conscious effort to save nature.