Whether you are a passionate ecologist or not, you decided to get some few tips how to (at least) try to save our planet like me. Thank you!
1. Take the free plastic bags only in case, they are really necessary
Even you go to shop a vegetable or fruit, there everywhere in the grocery or supermarket the shelves are occupied with rolls of transparent plastic bags and everyone grab them to place into them bananas, peppers or anything else. That’s stupid. You don’t really need a plastic bag for a bunch of bananas or 1 pepper. Take it only when you shop something small. Litle small potatoes (getting 20 little potatoes to scale could piss off the cashier a bit). Same with the shopping bags. Try to buy some folding bag made of cloth and have it as an accessory. If you have really take the shopping plastic bag, use it later as a garbage bag for a plastic waste.
2. Don’t buy Zewa flushable paper tube ‘Aqua Tube’
It may looks super-ecological, because the packaging is covered with words like biodegradable and recyclable. Don’t get it wrong. Recyclable and recycled are two different things. The classical toilet paper tubes are in 90% cases made of recycled paper already. That’s also why you can’t put them into paper recycling bins or flush them into the toilet. (Instead of that, trash it into mixed waste). The paper have been already recycled so many times, it’s not recyclable anymore. If you buy the Aqua Tube, it means Zewa has to buy new paper (understand cut new trees) which hasn’t been recycled yet to make it recyclable. And biodegradable word is just a ‘tinsel’. Because I have worked in place which was collecting old paper, I know these places are fully loaded with old paper ready to be recycled. So there is really no good reason to waste new trees for flushable tubes and neither flush them into the toilet only because they are biodegradable.
3. Gas – The most environmentally friendly way of heating
If you are living in country where you need to get some warm during the winter and you are or you will be planning what kind of heating (or also kitchen stove) you should use, the right answer is gas. In the ratio between gas, electricity, wood and coal, the gas is the best. Electricity becomes from gas/coal generators. Wood heating would kill our planet immediately and coal is not so expensive, but it produces a many of harmful substances.
4. Recycle things you don’t need
Before you will want to throw to the garbage bin something you don’t need or is broken, think if you could gift it to anyone instead. Clothes put into the special bins or ask in the nearest Salvation Army. The old broken handbags, buttons, books, broken radio, jam jars, light bulbs.. On this planet live so many creative people who will be happy to get this for free – just let them to pick it up by themselves and you will be happy you helped to someone who will create something absolutely fantastic. You can give that person your e-mail address and tell him/her to send you pictures of the artwork, when it will be done. Maybe you will get also new friends.
5. Use bicycle or public transport in the cities
There is nothing better than fresh air in your hair (if you are not bald) when you are riding a bicycle! Bicycle, longboard, skateboard, scooter – any of these are totally environmentally friendly. No fumes, toxic, no heating this planet. Just you – sexy on the bike. You can make it also your new hobby. Using a public transport instead of car can be very helpful also. The bus, train or a metro are still more environmentally friendly, because they can carry more passengers at once. And plus the monthly pass costs four time less than gasoline used for your daily transport to the office and back home.
6. Buy products palm oil free
If you haven’t heard about palm oil problem, get some information right here. Some kinds of biscuits and sweets will break your heart, but maybe you will decide to not support products made of it.
Thank you for paying attention to this post.