3 Easy Lifestyle Tips On How You May Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
You may have read or heard of the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint like reducing how much you use your vehicle to redicing the use of plastics. However, there’s more to it. Here are some simple ways on how to reduce your carbon footprint through lifestyle choices.
1. Stop and reduce food waste
As you know, food that you throw in the trash ends up in a landfill. As it decomposes, it emits methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. According to healthline.com, over the course of 100 years, methane is estimated to have 34times the impact as carbon dioxide on global warming.
2. Stop the use of plastic
As you may already know, plastic can be a major factor to an unhealthy planet. Just to put it into perspective, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the lifecycle of plastics to decompose are as follows:
Plastic bags = 20 years
Coffee cups = 30 Years
Plastic straws = 200 years
6-can-pack plastic rings = 400 years
Plastic water bottles =450 years
Coffee pods = 500 years
Plastic Cups = 450 years
Disposable diaper = 500 years
Plastic toothbrush = 500 years
3. Grow your own produce
There are more benefits to growing your own garden besides enjoying the fresh produce. Growing fruits and vegetables reduce your use of plastic packaging and your dependency on produce transported from long distances. All plants absorb carbon dioxide, so the more plants we grow, the more carbon dioxide is absorbed.
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