Take Action for a Greener Planet
Scientists and Environmentalists alike agree that everyone must do their fair share to take care of our planet. This has never been more important that right now as temperatures rise and our lifestyles wreak more havoc than ever before. Luckily, there are changes we can all make to our daily lives to reduce the effects of global warming and the use of chemicals responsible for depleting the ozone layer.
You may have heard the term “green” before. But what does that really mean? Many people use it in reference to making a difference in being responsible about our use of the world’s resources, making sure we are not overusing them. If you want to make a difference, the best way to start is to follow the three basic pillars of “going green”:
Reduce: Cut your use of everything. This means less paper, less gas, less energy and less water. You could try riding your bike or driving a hybrid car, or even be something as small as turning the water off while you’re brushing your teeth.
Reuse: Find new uses for your old products. You could turn a pair of old jeans into a purse or use old flower pots to create a mosaic for a table or photo frame. You could even use newspapers for paper mache art with the kids!
Recycle: Take your used products like cans, plastics, paper and bottles and donate them to groups or organizations that turn them into new products.
If you’re looking for a way to cut down on your waste, especially during the summer months when outdoor barbeques are en vogue, try using biodegradable dinnerware like Leafware. Our natural crockery easily decomposes without creating pollution or solid waste problems. Just use and put them in the backyard compost or dispose them off as one would do with any other disposable product and they are returned to the Earth, with no carbon impact. It’s that easy!