Earth Day: How and Why to Practice Sustainability

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Use More Eco-Friendly Products

Our homes are filled with so many products that we might not realize aren’t very eco-friendly. Whether it’s plastic bottles, paper plates, paper cups, disposable cutlery, produce bags, etc. These are a part of our everyday lives, and while we might use these items to help reduce the amount we have to clean, too many of these items aren’t serving our environment and are, in fact, putting our environmental health at risk.

Eco-friendly Products Improve The Indoor Environment. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Use Transportation Mindfully

Depending on where you live, it might be hard to find public transportation, especially transportation that is easily accessible. Cars and other means of transportation have a big effect on the environment. Not only due to how many products and parts it takes to make vehicles — which involve the disposal of many wastes — but vehicles also are a leading cause of how much pollution we have in the air.

Riding a bike Helps Hold Down Noise Pollution. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Watch Your Paper Use

There are roughly 98,339,000 tons of paper produced in the world in 2022 alone. That’s an extremely significant amount of paper. The production of paper requires more water than one would think. The World Count highlights that it takes ten liters of water to produce a single A4 sheet of paper.

The More Paper is Recycled, The Less Paper Supply Will Need to Come from Trees. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Add a Plant to Your House

Over the past three years, many have found themselves becoming new plant parents or adding to the plants they already have. Not only are plants beautiful and a great way to add some decor to your living space, but plants are also a critical resource because they help support life on Earth.

Having Indoor Plants Can Reduce VOCs and Carbon Dioxide from The Air. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

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