How Do We Help Keep The Environment Clean?
For many of us, having a clean environment is an essential part of daily living. Whether it’s cleaning up garbage, recycling unwanted material, or using less power, there’s a lot you can do to help keep your environment clean.
Dispose of Trash Properly
All too often we can see the typical pop can, plastic bag, and paper strewn about along the streets. Not only is littering illegal, but it diminishes the overall public appearance and can even pose a threat to wildlife. When disposing of trash, place each item in its proper garbage bin and make sure the container is securely closed.
The most common product packagings are made from cardboard, paper, and plastic. All of these items can be recycled which in turn create savings in energy consumption and cost, better air and water quality, and higher sustainability for the environment. Visit Recycling in Utah – How it works for more information.
Did you know? According to Stanford University, one ton of recycled plastic saves 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million Btu’s of energy, and 30 cubic yards of landfill space!
Pollution from car emissions can create smog, soot, and other pollutants in the air we breathe which can lead to many health problems. Ways to minimize car emissions include carpooling, taking public transportation, and walking or riding your bike. You can also turn your car off as you’re parked and waiting in order to reduce emissions and save on gas and power.
Use Less Power
Using eco-friendly appliances that specialize in energy efficiency can be one of the best ways to conserve energy. Also turning off light switches and electrical systems that aren’t being used can save energy. You can even look into solar power systems for reducing power costs for your home.
These and many other methods can be effective in keeping an environment clean and sustainable. Visit our Articles page to learn about other ways you can help to keep the environment clean.