22 June 2018

5 Ways to Stop Contributing to Global Waste

Humans have a lot of trash, here are some ways to keep it in check.
Even though plastic was only invented about 60 years ago, the amount the general population uses has increased about 20 times and is expected to double over the next 20 years.
That means that there is a lot more trash and waste floating around, and unless we can take a little more control of it, that will only increase.
Luckily, now more than ever, there are many ways to decrease our waste output, and understanding these ways can ensure that our children will not live in a world overrun with trash and waste but instead lead more sustainable lifestyles.
Here are five of the ways you can contribute less to global waste that are respectful and mindful of the earth we live on.
#1 - Be More Sustainable
Learning how to be more sustainable can really help to eliminate contributing waste to the world.
It also doesn't matter if you are an individual or a business; in either position, there are ways each can be more sustainable.
Don't buy as many disposable things; buy more things that you can re-use. For example, instead of buying single-use plastic water bottles, get a good-quality reusable water bottle.
And for a corporation or business, there are also ways to be more sustainable, from where you produce your materials to how you ship them out.
One option is switching to products produced by BioLogiQ, who makes materials using a more sustainable plastic polymer.
#2 - Learn Real Recycling
Sometimes recycling can seem like a chore on top of your already long to-do list, but it is an important way to help re-purpose waste.
Find out which receptacles you need to store your recycling in and which days the recycling needs to be taken out.
Learn what goes in each bin and which items can be put together.
It’s also important to note that, if you are going to be recycling materials that were used for food, you should rinse them off before putting them in the recycling bin. That’s because food waste can’t be mixed with recycled materials. If they are, they can’t be re-used for other purposes and will need to be discarded.
#3 - Teach Responsibility 
One of the greatest contributions we can make to lessen our global waste is teaching others about how to do their part in it.
Teach your kids to be respectful about what they use and don’t use. Teach them not to take advantage of the things they have and to not be wasteful.
Teach your friends and family about proper recycling and how important it is.
By teaching those around you to take responsibility for their contributions to global waste, you can create a ripple effect that will help so much in the long run.
#4 - Help Where Help Is Needed
The reality is that waste and pollution are rampant, and in order to get rid of them and stop contributing to them, we all need to help.
There are many opportunities to help clean up waste, from organized groups and specialized organizations or even getting our own groups together.
Join a group or organization and participate in clean-up activities or beautification activities. Pick up and pass along information and methods that they distribute.
#5 - Start Now
The time is now for us to start helping decrease the human contribution to global waste so we can eventually eliminate it all together.
It's okay to start small because baby steps help us to learn and make a larger impact in the end.
Whether it’s at home or with your business, there are ways to help make this world a less wasteful place.

No comments: