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5 Ways We Are Transitioning to a Greener Society

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The campaign to shield the environment and safeguard the planet has been our collective goal since its inception. Everyone, including businesses, families, learners, and the government, has the responsibility to tame their actions and creations to keep the environment safe. The combined effort from different pioneers has seen the invention of sustainable ways to aid in the transition to a greener society. The following are five ways everyone is helping in the transitioning to a greener society.

Use of Reusable Items

Disposable items are naturally a threat to the environment. The more items disposed of to the environment, the more damage the environment suffers. Instead of items that can be disposed of, most people use ones that can be used multiple times. In the place of plastic wraps and sandwich bags, most people use airtight and reusable food containers. Reusable grocery bags, reusable lunch bags, rechargeable batteries, and reusable cups have also become a growing trend among families and businesses alike.

Recycling Habits Are Common

Multiple families and businesses are slowly adapting the habits of using recyclable items. Recycling is proven to minimize pollution, energy consumption, conserve resources, minimize landfill waste, and slow global warming. It has become a habit among many families to use products that can be recycled. Many are going for biodegradable and recyclable trash bags because they are not only sustainable but also affordable. The campaigns championing the use of recyclable products have also been intensified in recent years. There have as well been an increase in the number of companies that collect and recycle wastes. That has pioneered the recycling trend and increased the awareness of what can be recycled and why we must recycle instead of disposing of items.

Minimal use of Papers

As we get engrossed in the World Wide Web, the use of papers has reduced. The trends of buying books and other readable materials have reduced as most people can find the content they need online. The issue of printing has diminished, and many companies are opting for 3D printing, which minimizes wastage and aids save the environment. Recently, people use ribbon and fabric to tie gifts as its cheap and eco-friendly. We have witnessed a reduction in the use of paper towels as more people prefer washable cloths instead. Many people are more conscious when buying products as almost everyone wants to be sure they get FSC-certified paper and wood products. Companies specializing in urban lumber in California also are using greener machines and methods of timber production.

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The Use of Solar Power

Solar energy use has become a trend among businesses and households alike. More people than ever before are investing in solar panels. More companies are championing the shift to solar energy. The transition from fossil fuels has seen the reduction of pollutants in the air we breathe. The shift has seen us save not only the planet but also reduce our exposure to pollutants. Solar energy use has increased from a mere 1.6% to 2.3% from 2018 to 2020, according to a recent study. Likewise, a recent study confirmed that using solar energy protects the environment from more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.

Increased Use of Eco-Cleaning Solutions

The use of eco-cleaning products has increased in the last decade. In fact, most of the cleaning products sold today are made of safe and eco-friendly ingredients. The move to minimize the use of toxic products and aid in saving the planet has seen a change in how cleaning products are made. The use of foaming agents, detergents, and preservatives has decreased in the current years, with most companies using ingredients that aren’t harmful when manufacturing cleaning solutions. Cleaning products manufacturers are now using sustainably grown ingredients, which release no chemicals. When you check through the ingredient lists in different products, you will realize that most of them have no synthetic ingredients.

It is obligatory to work collectively to save the planet from toxic elements. Our lifestyles and everyday activities contribute negatively or positively to the health of the environment. The five mentioned are lifestyle adjustments that could see us minimize the number of wastes that end up in landfills. By following these eco-friendly tricks, we can reduce our exposure to chemicals and toxins that might have long-term and short-term effects on our health.

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Sneha Shah

I am Sneha, the Editor-in-chief for the Blog. We would be glad to receive suggestions, inputs & comments on GWI from you guys to keep it going! You can contact me for consultancy/trade inquires by writing an email to greensneha@yahoo.in

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