How to be Environmentally Friendly (for Individuals)
Buy cloth/reusable bags or use paper for your groceries. Paper, while it is not the best solution, is more sustainable and less polluting than plastic. Paper bags break down quicker than plastic and can naturally biodegrade.
Recycle your plastics. Not all plastics can be recycled so try to buy recyclable plastics and avoid nonrecyclable items. A link is posted to help you sort out your recyclables.
Don’t use single-use plastic cups. When you go out and buy coffees bring a travel mug with you or ask and buy a reusable cup at the store. Starbucks gives out a discount when you bring in your own mug.
Compost. Composting is a natural way to make fertilizer for the soil and or gardens. It is healthier for the local environment than many pesticides and insecticides. It keeps waste from going to landfills and it breaks down anaerobically meaning there is no buildup of methane gas.
Pick up litter. There is a new fitness trend to pick up litter while jogging it is called “plogging”. Trash anywhere can end up in our waterways and effect the natural habitat. Picking up one piece of trash a day can make a difference.