It’s natural for people to want to keep the things in their lives at a high level of quality, and we do it all the time. We take our cars to the shop for oil changes, we go to medical centers like ThriveMD to keep our bodies in working order, and we even hire repairmen to make fixes to our homes when they spring leaks or need something replaced. The same goes for our planet, and while many there have been many initiatives to improve the environment, our eating habits continue to harm it.
Luckily, there are a few things we can do every day in regards to the way we eat that can help the environment.
Skip the Straws
How many times when you go out to eat do you use a straw with your drink? If you do it frequently, you might want to reconsider. Plastic straws are susceptible to breaking down into small particles that contaminate the soil, air, and water with harmful chemicals and microplastics. Not only that, but they can be harmful to animals in general, getting stuck in their throats and nostrils that can be fatal.
Instead, just drink from a cup without the straw. If you absolutely need one, convert to using paper or metal straws instead of plastic, and when you go out, tell your waiter you don’t need a straw, otherwise, it will just end up getting thrown in the trash regardless, even if you didn’t open it.
Put Trash in the Trash
It’s ridiculous to think that in 2022, some people are still prone to littering rather than throwing their trash in the actual trash. If this sounds like you, it’s time to make a change and start putting your trash where it belongs. Don’t throw straw wrappers, gum wrappers, fast food wrappers, soda cans, cigarette buds, or anything else on the ground when you’re done with them. It takes minimal effort and makes a world of a difference.
Even better, why not begin recycling in order to reuse products and reduce waste in the first place!
A Cleaner Diet
What you eat also makes a difference in the environment, as processed foods and an abundance of animal products can be harmful to the Earth. Instead of eating fast food five days a week and loading your freezer up on red meats and Hot Pockets, try balancing things out a bit by purchasing whole foods, poultry, fish, and fruits. By changing your diet, you can make a difference in the Co2 emissions and harmful effects on the environment.
A Brighter Future
By using these eco-friendly eating tips, you can help build a brighter future for the Earth and everything that lives on it.