Helping The Environment Starts In Our Home: Here’s Why

The environment has numerous benefits that it offers to us which is the reason as to why it needs to be well conserved. There are a lot of measures that one can take to help in environmental conservation. However, it is a task that begins from our own homes. We have a lot of pollutants in our homes and we can prevent these from going into the environment through simple acts. Below are 5 simple tips to conserve environment from home:

  1. Minimizing wastage of food

Food waste causes a lot of environmental pollution. Statistics have proven that a significant percentage of food gets wasted every day around the globe. Wasted food is thrown away into landfills where it emits emit methane gas, a highly potent greenhouse gas, which causes climate change.

We can ensure that we reduce the level of methane gas that goes into the atmosphere by managing our consumption of food by preparing food that is just enough.

  1. Installing bins

Bins also help to ensure that you do not litter unnecessarily, thus ensuring that the environment is kept clean. There are various places where one can purchase affordable bins that they can use in their home. Jack Martin from Backyard Bins (https://www.backyardbins.com.au/) advises clients that when planning to declutter, one should go through their possessions and select the items that they most often use and separate them from the items they do not use. They should then take to storage the possessions that are still valuable and throw out the possessions that are not valuable. These can be put in bins and recycled or put to better use.

What makes this company stand out is the fact that they aim at recycling waste and thus helping to reduce environmental pollution. Their bins come in varying sizes where you can choose the size that will be perfect to suit your needs. Their bins can be used to collect garbage not only from your home but also from your garden thus making it more convenient.

  1. Recycling and reusing

You can also go an extra mile in caring for the environment by recycling. There are various items in a home that you can use more than once so as to reduce your domestic waste. Some of these include plastic containers and plastic bags.

Disposing these off after using them once is a hazard to the environment as plastic is not biodegradable. You can also use the services of a bin and rubbish collection company that recycle the waste that they collect from households.

  1. Getting into gardening

There is usually a lot of space in our homes that is left bare and unused. However, we can turn such spaces outside our houses to little and manageable gardens. Having a garden gives a reflection of green around us.

A green look in our surroundings give us the feel of being more responsible of our environment. Having a garden will give you additional waste in your household and you can dispose of this waste by having bins that will cater for both your household needs and your garden needs.

  1. Using better cleaning methods

When you are cleaning your household, there are cleaning ingredients that you can use that can be hazardous to our surrounding. These include bleach, soaps and other cleaning agents that contain toxic substances that can cause harm to human health if they are deposited to the environment.

Instead of using strong and harmful cleaning agents, one can decide to make their own soap using substances that are more environmental friendly. One can also carry out research to find out the varieties of cleaning agents available that are environmentally friendly.

  1. Limit shopping

It is enjoyable to go on a shopping spree every now and then. However, carrying out excessive shopping can be a cause for environmental pollution. When you shop a lot of products for your household, it means that you increase your household waste due to the packaging tins and papers that you have to throw away.

Having a lot of shopping will also lead to wastage as you will not have the zeal to reduce food wastage. When people carry out excessive shopping, it also leads to an increase in production levels. Overproduction causes pollution as it means that the industries have a lot of waste to dispose off. The resources that are also used to make these products will also be depleted.

Conclusion

The environment is the source of everything that we require in our daily life starting from our food, to our clothes and to the paper that we write on. For this reason we should practice daily habits from our homes that will help us to conserve the environment. Each of the above methods will take little effort to practice. All that these methods need is a little discipline and also the passion to protect one’s surroundings.

About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at salman@ecomena.org or salman@bioenergyconsult.com
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2 Responses to Helping The Environment Starts In Our Home: Here’s Why

  1. Naylor says:

    Thanks for your good ideas on protecting the environment, beginning at home. One note is that the word “invaluable” means something whose value cannot be measured or is exceptionally valuable, rather than not valuable. Apologies to those who struggle with the inconsistencies of English.

    • Salman Zafar says:

      Thanks for noticing the error
      English is indeed a funny language. ‘Insignificant’ means ‘not significant’ but ‘invaluable’ means ‘highly valuable’ :-):-):-)

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