In one way or another, we are all to blame for the poor environmental conditions we are creating these days. If more of us don’t begin to adjust our daily lifestyles, we will never have the quality of life we enjoy today. Its easy to point the finger at the big industries. If we see one of those tall smoke stacks sending smoke and other pollutants high into the air, we can all agree that is bad for our environment. What we might not agree on, is that individuals are doing more harm than the big factories, when it comes to polluting our planet. Making the smallest changes can have the biggest effects. Filling up your gas tanks in the early morning or evening hours of the day. Mowing your grass in the cooler times of the day, than choosing to do it in the hot afternoon hours. Also, using green cleaning products in our households can help more now; than they ever could in the past.
If you use an average window cleaner at home, wipe it off with a paper towel, and then throw the damp paper in the trash, this can be bad. The ingredients in an ordinary bottle of window cleaner has very toxic ingredients for our Earth. Your trash at home eventually ends up in a landfill, where your paper towel (soaked in window cleaner) begins polluting the ground. This would be the best case scenario, since some environmental measures do take place at dumps and public landfills. The problem increases when your paper towel, filled with window cleaner toxins, finds a way into the back yard or gets picked up by the wind and lands near a stream or river system. So many possibilities, to where a piece of paper towel could eventually breakdown into our land. We could prevent this all together, if we just used a window cleaner, that was green approved or environmental friendly. This goes for furniture polish, carpet cleaners, car cleaners, or even our pet cleaners we normally use to clean our dog or cat with. All of these cleaning products can be purchased in a non-toxic form, where it would be safe to bury in your backyard. The environment starts and ends with the individual home owners and the sooner we learn this; the less clean ups we will have down the road for our precious environment.
Article publié pour la première fois le 18/12/2010