Things You Do Everyday That Are Bad For The Earth
There are some things that you might be doing every single day that is harmful to the environment, and you may not even realize it. Bustle put together a list of these kinds of things that you probably do. See if you're guilty of any of these environmentally unfriendly things.
- Using plastic bags which is something that you might already know about in terms of helping the environment. Plastic bags are such a waste, and you can usually find cheap reusable bags in your grocery store. The trick is remembering to bring them back every time!
- Driving because vehicles produce one-third of the air pollution in the United States. A normal car produces 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. While never using your car again is probably not likely, try to use public transportation when you can, or carpool if you and your friends are all going to the same place together.
- Drinking coffee which you may not have known about already, but the coffee trade is not friendly on the Earth because of deforestation and the fact that making coffee itself causes a lot of waste. Look for more sustainable coffee brands, and try to be more mindful when you make a cup of joe at home.
It is hard to change your habits overnight, but if living more sustainably and environmentally friendly is important to you, please consider all aspects of how you live... and yes, that means the kind of coffee that you drink as well.