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How to save water

 

We all know that water is the source of life. By paying attention to the amount of water we use in our daily routine we conserve this resource, and we contribute to the well-being of the planet.
There are many ways in which we can save water:
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth, shaving, or washing your hair. In this way you can save a lot of water.
  • Reduce shower time. 15 minutes shower consume approximately 114 liters of water.
  • Do not waste water while cooking and cleaning.
  • Use the dishwasher and the washing machine fully loaded.
  • Check for leaks any hoses and pipes. 60 liters of water per day are wasted due to the leaks.
  • Recycling and reuse the water. You can use the water left from cooking to water your plants.

How to recycle personal care items

 

The definition of recycling set out in the EU Waste Framework is: “Any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances whether for the original or other purposes. It includes the reprocessing of organic material but does not include energy recovery and the reprocessing into materials that are to be used as fuels or for backfilling operations.”
There are certain items like shampoo and lotion bottles, toothpaste and soap boxes that are significantly less recycled than any other products.
All you have to do is:
  • Transform waste into useable products
In order to recycle cosmetic packaging properly, first, make sure all leftover product has been removed. Then find out what you can recycle. There are many cosmetic companies that provide take-back programs for empty containers. Some companies encourage recycle by giving a discount on a new product, and others collect the empty containers and reuse them.
  • Collect the items that can not be easily recycled
Put all questionable recyclability packaging like perfume bottles or aerosol cans into a different box. Find out if there is any possibility to recycle them, or to send them on their way. You can, also, start to make a collection bin in your neighborhood. In this way you will create a bigger impact and you will make people to be more responsible for recycling.

Ways to reduce your plastic usage

 

We, literary, find plastic everywhere these days: in our home, in our office, in the gym, etc. Almost everything we have is made from plastic, like phone, computer, or are packaged in plastic like food or personal care products. Million tons of plastic waste is generated each year and only a few percent end up being recycled. The plastics waste ends up in landfills, rivers and oceans and takes from 100 to 400 years to degrade.
Luckily, the best way to reduce the amount of plastic waste is for every one of us to start being conscious of what we are buying and to find alternatives. Here are some plastic-free alternatives:
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bags
  • Buy boxes not bottles
  • Reuse glass containers
  • Choose glass food storage containers
  • Don’t buy shampoo in plastic bottles
  • Use natural plastic-free toothpaste and floss
  • Stop using plastic trash bags
  • Use, for cleaning, eco-friendly natural sponges and cloths
  • Use natural rubber gloves for cleaning
  • Clean green and avoid the waste of plastic bottles
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