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Modern humans have occupied Earth since approximately 200,000 years ago. And we developed technology, which has aided us to form civilization and to surpass the other species. Generally speaking, we have reached the top place of the food chain, and the rest is at our mercy.

But if you believe that our superiority frees us from being responsible to Earth, you are wrong. There is no planet out there that can sustain human life. This world is the only one that we have. And sadly, our technology of fast production has brought doom the world’s ecosystem. The exhaust of the factories and our vehicles are polluting the air. Our food wraps and drink container plague the ocean. Almost all the things that are associated with modern humans are hurting Earth.

We must change our lifestyle. And who says that a small change made by an individual is worthless? An action for good ripples its spirit to other people.

Managing the Waste

managing the wasteMost developed countries have regulated their waste efficiently. Households are facilitated with dumpster trucks that can manage both organic and inorganic waste. The efforts to recycle are not only within the citizen’s heart but also the government’s.

The same thing is rare to find in developing countries. The authorities in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia do not seem to enforce the importance of waste management. Big industries and household are free to use plastics excessively. Styrofoam, micro-plastic, and hazardous waste are the last in the government’s priority task.

If you live in a region where the authority does not seem to regulate the waste and does not promote recycling, you should take the matters at your hand.

First, separate the recyclable waste from the organic waste. The second is easier to process, while the first type needs you to work with recycling companies. If you have any unused items that are potentially harmful to the environment, like a battery, auto oil, fuel mixture, or chemical waste, contact a Hazardous waste removal company. They will professionally handle your problem, which can assure both your safety and nature’s well-being.

Second, reduce unnecessary use of nonrecyclable materials such as plastic bags, disposable plastic containers, and other items with no recycle symbol on them.

Third, to make processing organic waste easy, you can have a composter box at home. You can get one from household utility stores or make one by yourself. There are many instructional do-it-yourself videos for this project.

More Walking, Cycling, and Using the Public Transportation

making cycling a habitAutomobiles’ exhaust waste contributes to the damage of ozone layers. Too much of CO2 in the air will also worsen the greenhouse effect that we have already been experiencing so far. We are now living in a world about which climate change scientists from ten to twenty years ago had been warning us.

Now, what you can do is to reduce the frequency of you driving personal vehicles. In advanced countries such as Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, and Finland, the governments have provided facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. Road systems are carefully planned to be comfortable and to support walking and cycling.

But if you are unlucky for living in a less developed region, you still need to embrace the environmentally friendly habits. You do not need to follow most people in choosing the transportation means. Take public transports more frequently than the personal vehicle. Buy a bicycle and ride with it more often than before.

Using the Electricity Wisely

wise electricity use symbolismWhether you live in a developed or developing country, you must save electricity. Today, only ten percents, or even less, of electricity in the world that is produced by eco-friendly power generators. Some nations do manage to turn the wind into electricity. Some others use seawater flow and solar cells.

If you are wondering why nuclear plants are not on the list, it is because the plant produces radioactive waste. In some ways or another, the waste still has the chance to end up polluting the environment severely, like what happened in Japan and Chernobyl.