Now that we spend more time at home and we want to improve the environment, you could put these habits into practice and contribute something.
In December 2020, water entered the stock market, which speaks to us of its value and importance now more than ever. To take care of this natural resource, there are some tips that we can adopt in everyday life such as take short baths (5 minutes is enough); brush your teeth using a glass so that not much water is spilled; using laundry and dish soaps that are biodegradable, as well as separating the fat residues that are discarded in the kitchen and leaving them with the solid waste instead of throwing it down the sewer. They are small steps that make big differences.
Say NO to fast fashion
In many of the countries where garments that follow the latest fashion trends are manufactured, residues are thrown that stain and pollute the local waters, making it impossible to use them later. To these wastes are added others that are toxic such as arsenic, mercury and lead that, in addition to damaging marine ecosystems, put the health of those who obtain water from these places at risk. The second-hand clothes and the garments made from recycled fibers They are friendlier with the ecosystem, you can look for clothes in used clothing stores or in the flea market, you will be surprised by the vintage and super original models that you will find. Another option is to build a circular wardrobe with your friends and swap clothes that you no longer wear.
We may not realize it, but the use of diapers and sanitary pads produces an ecological footprint that could put us to shame. To stop falling into it, there are options such as cloth diapers and menstrual cups, which, being made of surgical silicone, do not put the body at risk of toxicological shock (as occurs with tampons). On the contrary, they allow each woman to be in contact with her body and be more aware of this stage in her life, in addition to demystifying some myths about the menstrual period. If you want to continue the ecological trend swap your regular toothbrush for a bamboo one.
Forget the plastic
In this era, when someone dies, there are at least 20 plastic substances inside that do not decompose after death. This tells us how exposed we are to plastics, which, without knowing it, we allow them to enter our homes through food, packaging, creams and cosmetics. To avoid it, don’t use single-use plastics and verify that your personal use products do not contain phthalates or phenols. When you do the supermarket, bring your own containers to avoid more plastic production. Be sure to check out our DIY on learn how to make your own reusable food wrappers.
Separate the garbage and opt for recycling
Separate trash It is not just someone’s idea, it helps to prevent the air, rivers, lakes and the land from being polluted and to reduce the risk of death of some animals that approach curious about the aroma and find objects that hurt them. or get sick. By separating our waste into organic and inorganic (at least), we make a big difference to be able to recycle inorganic waste and compost to help us nourish the soil.
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