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Environment 1 week 5 days ago #3309920

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Plastic products in the sea, litter everywhere ! But what are you doing to help our enviroment,
Are you buying less plastic products , recycling what you can !
Ive stopped buying any chemical
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Bleach, air freshners.
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Environment 1 week 5 days ago #3309960

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What can be recycled,I recycle, it is very good for environment.
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Environment 1 week 5 days ago #3310067

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Same here...I take recycled bags to the grocers or small stores...my town does not accept glass tho...said its too costly with the recycling center they use in another city, pffft....

if there's a substitute for disinfecting household items instead of bleach, please let me know cuz I still buy it.
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Environment 1 week 5 days ago #3310071

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Yes recycle,,rarely by anything in packets,,I do have plastic containers but I reuse them,most I’ve had years..can’t afford to fly anywhere,,walk most places unless I’ve got to pick up my sister..
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Environment 1 week 5 days ago #3310179

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"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world - behind China and the US. It contributes more CO2 than aviation fuel (2.5%) and is not far behind the global agriculture business (12%)."
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46455844

There are a lot more problem areas than just plastic bags and wrappers.
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Environment 1 week 4 days ago #3310285

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PopsnTuff wrote: Same here...I take recycled bags to the grocers or small stores...my town does not accept glass tho...said its too costly with the recycling center they use in another city, pffft....

if there's a substitute for disinfecting household items instead of bleach, please let me know cuz I still buy it.


You can buy 4x 5litre tubs of White Vinegar from Amazon for £14.00 It makes excellent cleaner with a touch of elbow grease and it is far better than Bleach for the environment I believe.
Makes very good natural weed killer too. I used 20% white vinegar on some stubborn thorny weeds at the back of my shed and after spraying with 20% Vinegar they were brown and dead within 12 hours. Brilliant stuff but very strong smell.
The stuff from Amazon is the normal 5% stuff but still very good cleaner.
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Environment 1 week 4 days ago #3310364

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I don't use any detergent so I don't pollute our water and I don't have to rinse my washing so I save water and energy.

Great drain cleaner is bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, if this doesn't work use hot vinegar.

Tea tree oil is natural and has many uses.

A steam cleaner is great for chemical free cleaning.

I would ban air freshener, why can't people open windows?

I've got a stainless steel water bottle that can b refilled therefore I don't buy any plastic bottles.

Plastic isn't only affecting our sea creatures, it's affecting all of us. Plastic emits formaldehyde which is a known carcinogenic. Formaldehyde is in cigarettes and used in embalming but most people are inhaling it everyday from upvc doors, window frames and many other household goods.

The environment is not just outside, it's in your home too.
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Everything in moderation including moderation
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Environment 1 week 4 days ago #3310386

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I don't drive or fly and I put appropriate household waste in the recycling bin.
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Environment 1 week 4 days ago #3310416

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Yes, I do all the things mentioned, but in this country we can afford to be righteous, but in the developing countries?
The big one is world population, there have been many reports on this and the general consensus seems to be that we are just about to pass the 'sustainable' point for the planet. Many of the reports give a population level at a quarter of what it is now for the planet to survive. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just maybe it's all too late anyway.
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Environment 1 week 4 days ago #3310474

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Always try to do the right thing these days and try to shame and name those that do not .
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