Contributing for environmental cause in your own way

Paper is one material that exhausts natural resources immensely

Discard the old and embrace the new is a view that could prove a deadly luxury amid the current climate change crisis. While social media is a great means to do our bit by advocating the environmental cause, here are a few recycling tips that will ensure your contribution.

Make optimum use of paper: Paper is one material that exhausts natural resources immensely, but ways to recycle it are pretty easy. We have always been taught to start afresh on a new page, even if the old one is empty. Put a clip on that habit and use the same page for multiple purposes. You can categorise by drawing lines or titles to avoid overlap and confusion and keep separate pages for different topics. Even bills and receipts can be used to note down small details or numbers instead of trashing them. Every bit used in this manner ensures that a tree is saved.

Reuse water: “Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink” is a phrase that is soon becoming true. While cleaning activities are being conducted in rivers and the sea, small steps can be also be taken towards curbing wastage and save hydra in our immediate surroundings. The most popular way to save water is by using the tap instead of the shower since a bucket of water is much less in quantity than that jets from a shower. Water that is left after washing lentils or vegetables can be used for watering plants.

Make use of old clothes: Plastic is a monster that deserves to be banished, you can start by using old plastic bags instead of purchasing new ones. Stitching cloth bags from old saris, sheets or dresses, boycotting plastic altogether, can serve the environmental cause to a great extent. Shops can also be encouraged to switch to this eco-friendly method.

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