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recycling

WHAT I DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

  • DESTROY IT BY FLYING AROUND, USING A CAR FOR SHORT DISTANCES (THANKFULLY I DON’T OWN ONE NOW SO THIS HAS REDUCED), BUY TOO MUCH STUFF, ORDER ONLINE AND PRODUCE TOO MUCH WASTE, TAKE A BIT TOO LONG SHOWERS AND ENJOY A REASONABLE HEAT INSIDE THE HOME AND OVERALL USE TOO MUCH ELECTRICITY.

  • TRY TO SHOP LESS, AND PREFER TO BUY SECOND HAND OR GIVE A HOME TO SOMETHING SOMEONE ELSE IS THROWING AWAY

  • RECYCLE EVERYTHING I CAN –(Organic, plastic, paper, cardboards, glass, metal, clothes (stores like H&M collect even broken clothes). Sometimes you have to walk a while to find these recycling spots, but they do exist at least in Finland, at very reasonable distances. Perfect for evening walks!)

  • AVOID PLASTIC PACKAGES OR ANY KIND OF MATERIALS THAT AREN’T BIODEGRADABLE

  • AVOID BUYING ANYTHING THAT IS MADE OUT OF PLASTIC (So when I do need to go shopping for example for a lunch box, I try to find one that’s made out of glass/wood/metal, and replace things like plastic wrap with foil or better yet, reusable containers.

  • REUSE EVERYTHING I CAN  (This has always been the best tip when it comes to crafts, since crafts equipment are quite expensive and you can make beautiful birthday cards from the carboard and package – ribbons that you were about to throw away. The same goes for many other things like shoe boxes (perfect for storing), glass jars (beautiful for candles) and many other things.

  • USE AS LITTLE ELECTRICITY AS POSSIBLE – CLOSE THE FRIDGE DOOR EARLY, USE THE SAME HEAT OF THE STOVE FOR COOKING A FEW ITEMS, TURN OFF LIGHTS WHENEVER I CAN AND TRY TO KEEP ROOM TEMPERATURE AS LOW AS I CAN PERSONALLY HAVE

  • TRY TO AVOID EXTRA DRIVING BY USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, A BIKE OR MY OWN FEET INSTEAD

  • AVOID EVER THROWING FOOD AWAY (This would be easy if I one day finally successfully remembered what I have in the fridge)

  • ONLY EAT VEGETARIAN FOOD AND AVOID ANY ANIMAL PRODUCTS – I really don’t want to shame anyone for their eating apart from myself, but I really hope everyone has at least an idea of how much greenhouse gass is produced for meat- and milk industries

  • READ/WATCH DOCUMENTARIES TO FIND NEW WAYS TO HELP. For example this week I learned that cotton should not be bought because it needs so much water while growing.

  • WRITE HERE IN THE HOPE THAT SOMEONE WOULD GIVE ME MORE WAYS I CAN HELP, EVERY TIP IS APPRECIATED! After all, they really are the little things and choices made by ordinary people that matter.

 

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