30 days to Less Waste
Next month holds Earth Day so why not spend the next 30 days trying to reduce our waste? Here are some of the reasons to give it a try:
1. Garbage doesn't really "go away." It is taken to a landfill where it rots. Much of our landfills contain items that shouldn't be there, like compost or recyclable items, and those the "belong" there might have had an alternative that was waste free. Or maybe could have done without.
2. Every year we as a species have been using more of the Earth's resources that is sustainable. Some of our habits of convenience are literally destroying our resources. Did you know plastic is made from oil? There are alternatives but we've gotten used to plastic being a part of our every day.
3. We're destroying our oceans, which is killing the animal and plant species who live there. Many people eat items in our oceans, fish that likely have consumed plastic, that we then injest too. Yum, right?
There are lots of other reasons too but that gives you a bit to ponder. Are you ready to give some love back to the Earth? Let's do it!