Things you can do to help the environment

Things you can do to help the environment

As inhabitants of this planet, we should make it a goal to take care of it. Thousands of people devote themselves to organizations that focus on saving the planet. There is always a way but to help you get started, here are some simple things that you can do to help save the environment: 

  1. Worm composting

Here at Red Wiggler Supply, we are firm believers in Vermicomposting or worm composting. This process turns your leftover food scraps into fertilizer. Not only are you going to minimize the garbage of your household, but you’ll also be able to beautify your garden. It’s a win-win situation for you and the environment.

  1. Avoid using plastic bags

Plastic bags are difficult to recycle and take a very long time to decompose. It is one of the highest contributors to pollution. It can be seen in our oceans, landfills, streets, etc. 

One of the most heartbreaking effects of this in the environment is that animals tend to mistake it for food, therefore, choking on it. Next time that you’re on a trip to the supermarket, you may opt to use reusable bags instead. 

Some examples of these are:

  • Cotton
  • Paper
  • Non-woven polypropylene (PP)
  • Woven Polypropylene (PP) Bags
  1. Throw your garbage properly

One of the most common misconceptions people have about throwing their trash on the ground is that it wouldn’t make a difference. Millions of people think this way which means millions of garbage are not being disposed of properly. 

It would also help if you can follow the segregation bins where the recyclables are separated from non-recyclables. 

  1. Three R’s

You’ve probably heard of this one: reduce, reuse and recycle. Minimize the stuff that you throw away. Some things can still be recycled. There are even thousands of videos online dedicated to showing you how you can reuse some of your everyday stuff. This small step can have a huge impact on the environment.

  1. Use bikes

Help lessen the amount of air pollution by trying to use the bike when covering short distances. Car emissions are one of the top contributors to air pollution. 

Realistically, it would be impossible to remove all of the pollution coming from cars, factories, trains but we can still lessen it by using bikes for transportation. Plus, it would give you a good workout. 

  1. Conserve water

Water plays a big role in our everyday lives. It grows food, keeps us alive and clean and protects our ecosystem. That’s why we should not be wasteful of it. Conserving water means using it wisely. 

No matter how small, every step towards saving the environment is a move in the right direction. Make it a habit to practice these simple steps to make an impact on the environment.