Ways to Prevent Land Pollution

  • BUY biodegradable products.
  • STORE all liquid chemicals and waste in spill-proof containers.
  • EAT organic foods that are grown without pesticides. Look out for fertilizer or pesticide free products when you go to the market.biodegradable
  • DO NOT use pesticides if you can.
  • USE a drip tray to collect engine oil.
  • BUY products that have little packaging.
  • DO NOT dump motor oil on the ground.
  • REDUCE the amount of plastic you use.
  • DO NOT use garbage bags—just empty your trash into the garbage bin.
  • If you don’t like that approach, get yourself some recycled or biodegradable, compostable garbage bags, or reuse plastic bags you get from stores.
  • REQUEST that your daily newspaper not be wrapped in plastic when delivered. (Or cancel your newspaper subscription and go totally online for your news fix– you’ll save hundreds of trees as well.)
  • TAKE your own plastic or metal container to the restaurant to take home your leftovers when you’re eating out. Sure they’ll look at you funny, but remember you’re an eco-trend-setter!
  • REMIND your favorite take-out place to leave out the plastic utensils, straws, napkins, and condiment packets when they pack your food to go. And politely decline the bag if you only have one or two items to carry home. Better yet, dine in the restaurant where you can use a real plate and fork.
  • TAKE reusable bags with you to the store. Decline the bag if you only have a few items.
  • ASK your favorite dry-cleaners to eliminate the plastic wrap on your clothes. Don’t forget to choose an eco-friendly, non-toxic dry cleaner too.
  • PACK a waste-free lunch to take to office or school.lunch
  • REDUCE your paper use.
  • CHOOSE digital subscriptions, statements, and bills.
  • ASK to be removed from junk mail lists and avoid signing up for new ones.
  • SAY no to receipts.
  • DRY your hands using just one paper towel. Use a washable fabric towel when you’re at home. If possible, carry a small fabric towel with you to school or work, too. Bring it home occasionally and wash it with the rest of your laundry.
  • USE reusable fabric cloths, a feather duster, or a broom instead of paper towels or Swiffer.
  • BRING a reusable aluminum or plastic water bottle with you instead of a disposable one.
  • CHOOSE recycled paper products such as notebooks, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • INVEST in reusable dinnerware.
  • BYOB. That is, bring your own bag to the grocery store and other shops. Bring your own, reusable shopping bag. Many reusable bags are available at supermarkets and hardware stores, such as Carrefourr and Saveco, and several fashionable and reusable shopping bags can be found for more style savvy shoppers.
  • BUY re-manufactured ink and toner cartridges. Each re-manufactured cartridge keeps approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills and saves about a half gallon of oil.bag
  • BUY rechargeable batteries. Batteries are filled with toxic materials that are terrible for the environment, so go green by buying batteries that you can recharge. There are also special companies that will collect your old batteries and recycle them safely. It takes 1,000 regular batteries to equal the lifespan of one rechargeable battery. When you are discarding your batteries, recycle them.
  • BUY rewritable CDs and DVDs so that you can reuse them from project to project, or write to a USB thumb drive or SD card.
  • RECYCLE old or outdated technology. You can donate them here, or if you have an Apple device, take it back to the store.
  • SEPARATE your waste into five groups:- paper, plastic, glass, metal and non recyclable. You can also upcycle your trash.
  • LOOK for the recycled option in products you buy, it’s not only paper that’s recycled.

Photos by Celestine Ngulube on Unsplash, 123RF, Another Lunch, FundraisingIP

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