Plastic Straws

Hi everyone!

There is an issue that I would like to shine some light on, and that is the use of plastic straws.

There are so many reasons why we should decrease the usage of plastic straws and plastic bags. Million of tons of garbage and plastic is thrown into the ocean every year. It is like a garbage truck dumping garbage and plastic into the ocean every minute. There is so much plastic pollution in this world that scientists and researchers have said that in the year 2050, the weight of plastic will outweigh the weight of fish in the ocean.

We can’t burn plastic because burning it creates dangerous dioxide emissions that are very harmful to our health and the environment, so the best way to help stop the pollution of plastic is to stop the high demand for it. This will decrease the production of plastic.

There are small things that we can all do to help this environmental issue, and it will have a large positive impact if we all do our part.

One thing we can all do to help is say no to plastic straws at restaurants and fast food places. If we all do this it will have a tremendously positive impact on our environment. Another thing we can do is use eco-friendly straws such as bamboo straws, paper straws, steel straws, and glass straws. These options are much more eco-friendly. I would probably recommend the bamboo, steel, and glass straws more because they are more durable and reusable than the paper straws. The benefit of paper straws is that they are more easily recyclable than their plastic counterparts. So it’s each person’s preference.

 

It is so simple to give up plastic straws, but the benefits that the environment reaps from us doing so is amazing.

 

Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to read my post, I am going out of the country in a few weeks so I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and show all of you guys the beauty of Asia 🙂

My five tips to becoming more eco-friendly

Hey everyone! As you guys get to know me, you will realize that one thing I am very passionate about is the environment! I love doing my part in helping the environment in any way that I can. I wanted to share a few easy tips with you guys so that you guys can see how easy it is to help the environment too! If everyone does small things to help the environment, we can make a huge difference, and make our beautiful earth as green and healthy as we possibly can! Here are five easy tips to be more eco-friendly:

 

  1. Recycle more!

Recycling is a very effective way to help the environment. So much paper and plastic products go to waste every day, many of these products can be reused and this causes less strain on the environment. In today’s day and age, many people can go days without using pieces of paper because most people are tech-savvy and use their phones and computers in replace of paper. If you absolutely have to use paper, please make sure to recycle! As for plastic water bottles, they are easily replaceable with reusable water bottles!

2. Get a compost bin!

Compost bins are a great way to help the environment and reduce your garbage! If you have a garden, compost bins are great to have, the waste in there is great for healthy soil! This a great tip for gardeners. Compost waste helps plants grow better and healthier.

3. Purchase eco-friendly light bulbs!

Next time you go out to buy light bulbs, buy eco-friendly light bulbs! Eco-friendly light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps and light emitting diodes) use less energy and can last much longer (in many cases at least five times longer) than traditional light bulbs. By doing this you can reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year! This not only helps the environment, but it can also help your energy bill!

4. Take shorter showers!

Taking shorter showers can really help reduce overall water consumption, and therefore the environment! You can install a low-flow shower head which uses less water than a standard showerhead. Even taking showers that are just five minutes shorter than your average showers, can help immensely. This not only helps the environment but also reduces your water bill!

5. Plant trees and flowers!

This has got to be my favourite tip that I am giving you guys! Taking the time to plant a few flowers, plants, or a tree can do so much good for this world. In our world today, everything is run by the economy and making a profit, and in many cases, our environment has to pay the price. With many trees being cut down for various reasons, two of them being to make paper and cardboard as well as to make room to build houses and other buildings, it is damaging our environment. Planting trees has so many benefits, such as providing homes for birds, squirrels, and other small animals, as well as absorbing carbon dioxide and other harmful gases while releasing oxygen into the air. Planting plants such as flowers help bees, and right now especially this is very important because bee populations are declining, so planting some flowers in your garden would be a great start to helping the environment and the bees!

 

Thank you everyone so much for reading my five quick tips to being more eco-friendly! I learned these tips from people, the internet, as well as other helpful sources! Once again, I appreciate you all taking the time to read my post, and remember to take baby steps with being eco-friendly, you don’t have to all of this right away, but trying to incorporate these tips into your daily life would help the environment so much, so let’s all work together to make our beautiful planet green and healthy again 🙂 Thank you everyone!