Save planet by prevention
Littering and producing litter is a big problem these days and solving it needs a giant work of a number of people. We can avoid this problem not by cleaning up, we can prevent it. Here are concrete things that you can do to help make the world a better place:
1. Produce less garbage
We’ve got a bunch of tips for reducing plastic waste here, but the biggest pieces of advice are easy: just replace plastic items with reusable or more readily biodegradable options. the 9.1 billion tons of plastic our species has created (and counting) wouldn’t exist if we didn’t use and throw away so much stuff.
2. Waste less food
Food waste is an environmental concern for a couple of reasons. For one, food takes a lot of energy to produce. When you toss some of your meal into the garbage, you’re wasting all that energy. And those little scraps add up; 2.9 trillion pounds of food (a third of what’s produced) goes into the landfill each year. The U.S. alone tosses something like 37 million tons annually.
3. Beat plastic straws
The priority thing to have a healthy environment is to remove plastic straws. Because of their size and shape, they’re basically impossible to recycle. In addition to littering our landfills, they also wind up in the ocean and can cause serious harm to marine animals. Invest in a reusable metal straw, if you must continue to suck.
4. Compost wastes
Sometimes we don’t have any other choice except pouring food out. This may happen to us specially when having guests. In this circumstance, most of what you don’t eat should get composted; that keeps it out of methane-spewing landfills, and can even provide rich fertilizer for local farms and your garden.