Our Environment has fallen victim to air, water and land pollution and the main pollutant are manmade products like vehicles, plastic material, electronics etc. To reduce pollution and preserve the environment we have to follow the simple rule of three ‘R’s ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ where we reduce the use of pollution causing products, reuse all the reusable material rather than throwing them out and then recycle all the recyclable materials. To recycle you need not go out and collect garbage; you can just follow some simple and easy rules at the comfort of your home thereby helping you do your part in saving the environment. Here I present you a few techniques to recycle at home.
– Sort your garbage
Make sure to sort your garbage on the basis of their recyclability, it is not very complicated just maintain a pair of dustbins with one specifically made for recyclable materials and the other for non-recyclable materials. To make them easily identifiable put a sign on the recyclable material dustbin thereby helping the kids also in your home to identify the respective bins and follow the sorting easily. And before you attempt the sorting educate yourself about the recyclability of various material making you job easier.
– Recycled or recyclable product
While buying any product go the organic or recycled way. Recycled products are a bit costlier than the normal ones but you have to think of the harm that the normal products causes to our environment. And recycled or organic products are good for you as the generic products have a number of chemicals in them that are potentially harmful to you. It is a hard transformation to go through so start with small changes like the replacement of plastic bags with paper bags, plastic plates with paper plates, generic diapers with organic ones etc. these small change will help you adapt with recycled products.
– Donate old electronics
When we buy new electronic we throw away the old ones without a second thought, we do not consider their usefulness for others. We can easily save the old electronic from going to waste by donating them to the less fortunate or any NGOs that can put them to good use. So next time you go to throw away an old laptop, computer, keyboard etc. please consider the other alternative of donation.
– Rainwater harvesting
Pure water has become a rarity due to the large amount of wastage and pollution of water. So try to save water by practising rainwater harvesting, where rainwater is purified thereby making it useful to us. This can be done individually which is hard if your living in an apartment in that case you can start rainwater harvesting for the whole building thereby saving you lots of money in your maintenance bill for water.
– Recycling old papers or used plastic bottles
Old newspapers, file, documents etc. lie around your house collecting dust so instead of becoming a hoarder recycle these paper by doing simple acts like using them to protect from spills, using the back of an already printed paper thereby saving paper etc. Similarly plastic bottles can be used to store things, grains for the birds etc.
These are just a few techniques that hep you play an important role in saving your environment from further destruction.