As awareness of climate change spreads, you may wonder what you can do to help the planet. Recycling your home waste materials like glass, paper, and plastic is pretty commonplace in most parts of the world these days, but what else can you do? Here are a few ideas of ways to help out the environment by being more “green” in 2020.
Properly Recycle Your Old Electronics
The next time you are going through the attic or an old closet and you come across your old Activision or Atari game system, don’t throw it away! You have two options; you can sell it on eBay to a collector, or you can recycle it. Throwing away used and broken electronics just pollutes landfills even more. Take your old laptops and other devices to a recycling center instead of just adding them to your trash. Batteries, printer cartridges, and lamps are some of the other items that ewaste Toronto recycle centers accept.
Bring Your Own Bags to the Grocery Store
When you buy a shopping cart full of groceries, they will seemingly use a million plastic bags to package it all up so you can take everything with you. This is incredibly wasteful, even if you use the bags for something else at home. Buying cloth or reusable sturdy tote bags and bringing them with you each time you shop is a great way to reduce your consumption of plastic materials.
Get a Reusable Water Bottle
Plastic water bottles are among the most common items found polluting the lakes, rivers, and oceans of the planet. Investing a few dollars in a reusable water bottle that you can easily carry around with you in your bag or in your car can greatly reduce your use of plastics and greatly help the world’s water become just that much less polluted.
Using your own reusable water bottle and grocery bags are great habits to get into, as well as recycling your old electronics. Every little thing you can do helps to save the planet, and future generations will thank you for your efforts.