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World Earth Day: Make 5 Green Changes To Save The Planet

by: Hans van der Broek
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It’s World Earth Day 2019, a time to take stock of things that we can do to protect the environment from pollution. From carpooling to switching to biodegradable products and planting more trees, here are 5 simple steps that can make a difference.
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The net cooling effect is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day.

Earthday 2019: Make More Sustainable Steps In Your Life.

Earth is home to around 8.7 million species who have lived and evolved on this planet across time immemorial. It is a vibrant place, but it is also in grave danger of environmental degradation. Plastic usage in India has grown to a stage where the country has been rated as the 12th biggest plastic polluter globally. As this year’s Earth Day theme focuses on “Ending Plastic Pollution,” it’s time to take a step forward and replace plastic and Styrofoam with biodegradable products. Here are five suggestions to achieve a sustainable environment in the years to come:

Stop Using Plastic

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* Stop using plastic: While there are reports on the harm caused to the soil, environment, water, marine, and human life due to the use of plastic, the decline in its use is not as much as it should have been. With microplastic being ingested by marine life and human beings, the situation is alarming. Plastic takes more than 500 years to decompose. As per reports, 79% of the plastic produced over the last 70 years has been thrown away, either into landfill sites or into the general environment. Just nine percent is recycled.

Switch To Carpools

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Using carpools and local transportation services automatically limit the number of automobiles on the road.

* Switch to carpools: One of the biggest factors for increasing our carbon footprint is pollution by automobiles. The rising number of cars is not only a nuisance but a major source of harmful greenhouse gases. Using carpools and local transportation services automatically limit the number of automobiles on the road.

Create Behavioral Change

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Create behavioral change: While governments in some states have banned plastic, the steps taken are not enough to stop plastic usage across the country. There is a need to educate and sensitize the masses about the harmful effects of plastic and Styrofoam. While plastic usage not only affects the environment, the carcinogens emitted from Styrofoam’s can also cause cancer.

Shift To Biodegradable Products

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* Shift to biodegradable products: While plastic takes years and years to decompose, biodegradable products can decompose within months of disposal. These products are fully compostable and turn into manure for the soil. It is important to provide the world with “good garbage” by using compostable products instead of plastic. Plastic bags can be substituted with paper bags, while plastic covers can be replaced with cloth or paper covers. And most importantly, the use of plastic and Styrofoam tableware products, which is dominating the Indian food consumer market, needs to be replaced by biodegradable tableware.

Plant More Trees

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Photo by Andrew Oberstadt. A tree for the Future staff recently brought Oboz footwear on a tree-planting trip to Senegal. 

* Plant more trees: From lowering air temperature to absorbing carbon dioxide, trees' benefits are innumerable. The net cooling effect is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners that operate 20 hours a day. Trees also help save energy.

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

Hans van der Broek, founder

Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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