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The statistics on environmental degradation are absolutely overwhelming. Our environment is rapidly buckling under the strain of pollution, wastage, overconsumption, threat to marine and wild life and a myriad of ecological problems. This dismal reality is also affecting human health, habitat and wellbeing.
You may ask: What does this have anything to do with me?
Consumers have come to play an increasingly critical role in environmental preservation. As a consumer, you can play a vital role in combating pollution, environmental degradation and unchecked consumerism. Here are some useful daily habits that you as a consumer can adopt and make a huge difference to ecological sustainability.
Lifestyle changes, such as using less energy both at homes and while commuting can go a long way to help the environment. You can scale back on your automobile usage by driving less and walking or bicycling more.
Plastic Food Packaging
In our time-starved world, we find it increasingly convenient to grab takeaways or make home deliveries, without realizing how much they are damaging our environment. Food items and drinks are usually wrapped in plastic containers or plastic bottles, which is one of the highest contributors to plastic pollution in the world. You can avoid taking plastic bags, plastic straws and cutleries on takeaways, or can simply cook healthy meals at home. One stone, two birds!
We as consumers have developed a habit of throwing everything in junk, including harmful materials such as computer parts, home appliances, batteries and printer cartridges. You can always deposit such kind of trash at recycling centers instead.
Reducing you Laundry Frequency
Another way to conserve our planet’s water resources is to cut down on our laundry and use less of machine wash. Let your clothes dry naturally on a clothesline instead of tumble drying, which uses a lot of energy.
Stop Supporting Fast Fashion
The production of just one piece of clothing can use a lot of resources and have a negative impact on the environment. Think of the total impact of the emergence of fast fashion and a subsequent throwaway culture! Avoid throwing away articles of clothing by donating them to charities.
Contributing to the environment is one of Jordan’s many contributions to the environmental sustainability efforts. Make sure you join us by supporting our Green Clean Toothbrush that is designed and packaged using sustainable and recycled materials, respectively. While ensuring a comfortable brushing experience, Green Clean is also environmentally sustainable.