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6 Bad Habits that are Destroying our Environment

“We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they're going to sit” - David Suzuki

Somewhere along the process of growing up, we all have somewhat picked up a bad habit that harms our world. Nevertheless, making some simple lifestyle changes could easily make this world a better place for everyone. Here are some of the damaging habits;

1. The overuse of Electricity

Turning off a light bulb or two would not hurt. Switching off the excessive appliances when not in use, would save energy and help light things up in another part of the world. Now, take a look around you and ask yourself, what do you not need essentially?

2. Excessive use of Water

Long showers are bliss, but they might end once and for all if we are not careful. Leaving the water running, over-using water for washing clothes and vehicles and recreational wastage of water, are all serious social ailments that are running us out of the essence of our survival.

3. The inability to Recycle

There are a thousand uses of what we consider waste. From plastic bottles to waste paper, it is all useful and it’s being thrown out, filling up our landfills in its prime. You can curb this habit by having your own recycling containers at home.

4. Driving when not necessary

This primarily applies to those living in the city. Before you get in your car and start driving, ask yourself, is it really necessary? Are you able to carpool or use public transport systems instead? This part is not as unavoidable as one would think. Switching to walking once in a while is not only a health benefit, but it also serves the environment in the long-run.

5. Overuse of plastic containers

Reusing plastic containers is a good start for reducing additional waste. However, the continuous usage of these items becomes a hazard as they do not decay and often pose health risks. Plastic bottles have shown their true nature in clogging up entire reefs.

6. Not recycling electronics

If you dispose of your old electronics, you are harming the universe quite a bit. The batteries and other components inside cause lead, arsenic, mercury and other harmful chemicals to seep into the earth.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to combat the negative impacts on the globe. All you have to do is make a few changes in your lifestyle to get rid of the bad habits, and it can make a big difference collectively.

Source: Environmental Professionals Network

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