Very often it seems to us that one person is not capable of much and that the problems of ecology somehow must all be considered globally, and not even at the state level. But, as history shows, this is not the case. I think that, nevertheless, we must start with ourselves. It is nice to realise that there are people who are not indifferent to the place in which they live, who are trying to make a small contribution to reducing waste. Here and there, you see notes about the cooperation of people trying to put things in order in their country. Of course, a completely different question is why people allow themselves to leave behind something that others have to clean up. But this is, most likely, a question of their culture and of upbringing in the family.
You, too, can take steps towards a garbage-free daily life:
- Try to avoid disposable items — from bags in the supermarket to paper cups of coffee.
- Bring water with you in a reusable bottle for your walk. And if possible, buy hot drinks not in disposable dishes, but in your own thermo mug.
- Start using an eco-friendly bag instead of plastic bags from the supermarket and analyse how much money you spend on plastic bags each week! I think the figure will surprise you.
- Try not to take free flyers, business cards, pens, etc. After all, it’s most likely you will throw them away anyway.
- Opt for classics in clothes. Much less is better, but of better quality, which you can wear for more than one season.
- Do not buy perishable food for future use. Better yet, go to the supermarket with your grocery list. I began to notice that many people are doing this. There are fewer temptations and more money.
- Support local producers. This applies to everything from clothing to cosmetics and food.
Looking more globally, then:
- Vintage items are back in fashion. Give your clothes a second chance. On the Internet, you can find many recommendations on how to give an old thing a new life. Why not take advantage of the tips?
- Take up «guerrilla gardening» What is it? This is an attempt to help sow territories that have no owner, or no one wants to be one, something useful and beautiful. This is what to do — it’s simple. It is necessary to collect plant seeds that you have at hand. And as you pass by, simply scatter these seeds over the territory you like. Birds will be grateful to you, and most importantly, bees.
- Why are bees a priority? Because today, as a result of a sharp reduction in meadow fields and the use of chemical fertilizers have led around the world to a catastrophic decline in the population of bees. And without bees, we simply cannot survive. Let’s try to help them.