Simple steps, with which we can immediately gradually improve the quality of our everyday life, our health and the health of our generations and help preserve our environment
1. The regulation of water consumption is definitely a way for individuals to positively influence the preservation of the planet. Taking measures to use less water is something you can start doing right away. If you live in an area with a lack of water, this step is of exceptional importance for the health of your environment.
- Check if water flows somewhere
- Install water-saving devices (low-flow shower)
- Do not wash the dishes with a continuous tap
- Replace the old toilets with new ones that use less water
- Wash and dry full-bodied machines with dishes or clothes
- Do not use too much water in your lawns and yards
- Do not leave the faucet released while washing your teeth
2.Use less chemicals. Chemicals used to wash our bodies, homes, houses, cars, etc. end up in the drains, in the ground, and eventually end up in the water supply. Since most people use heavy chemicals for different purposes, chemicals are causing great damage to the waters and the water world. Chemicals are not good for people, reduce their use.
- Learn how alternative cleaning products are made in homes that do not contain hazardous chemicals. For example, the solution white vinegar; water can clean more different surfaces. Sodium bicarbonate and salt are cheap, non-toxic cleaning agents, but it should be used in reasonable quantities
- When there are no good alternatives to a particular toxic element, determine the minimum required amount for the most effective sanitary result at each cleaning. Pay attention to the quantity can help protect the environment and preserve financial resources.
- Instead of using shampoos and soap-based chemicals, learn how to do it yourself.
- Instead of using pesticides and herbicides, find a natural way to get rid of grass and pests.
3. Get rid of your electrical and electronic waste. In the last decade, technology is changing at a really fast pace, which means that with this same pace it becomes obsolete. When technology becomes obsolete and becomes useless, we often know that we leave it in a corner of the basement, and we are not aware of the damage it can cause. The materials used to make electronic and electrical appliances of today's technology can be toxic to people and the environment. Fortunately, they are recycled and can be re-used. This type of waste must not end on landfills. There are several ways to get rid of electronic and electric waste that can help preserve a healthy and clean environment.
- Inform yourself about e-waste and who is a collective e-waste handler in your municipality
- Take your old TV, battery or similar obsolete electronic or electrical device to the nearest Elkolekt's Municipal e-waste collection point or Inform yourself how to handle this type of waste
- All used batteries, unusable computer parts, last century phones and similar products, select and remove them from your homes
- Inform people in your neighborhood about the meaning and potential harm of the obsolete electrical and electronic devices and send them to the nearest eco warehouse of Elkolekt