The world is in the brink of a garbage crisis that is threatening to destroy us and our planet. It is the only source of life we have and we as individuals must take things to our hands if things are to change for the better. So where do we start? Logically garbage will not be a problem if we stop creating it. So essentially we need to look at the source and why it has come to be there.
Single use packaging has come to be mainly because humans look for convenience. Though they have made life easy, it is not the same for the planet and other animals that share it with us. Therefore it is time we start to look at how we live and the daily choices we make. After all garbage management will not be a problem if you do not create it. Increasingly research and popular culture demonstrate how individuals can make a difference by making lifestyle changes. Therefore it is up to us as individuals to live consciously on a daily basis. These are some of the most basic steps recommended by experts.
The next time you go shopping opt for fresh produce that don’t come in plastic wrapping or boxes. Or better yet grow some herbs and vegetables in your own backyards. Not only will this help the environment but it will satisfy you immensely. Think before you shop, don’t bring home the garage. There are some radicals who even suggest that we as consumers should opt to leave all forms of packaging at the supermarkets, or even demand to do so. Who knows this might pressure the shop owners to think of what they sell in their stores. There are in fact some retailers in developed countries that have come up with packaging less retail stores. The idea is for consumers to come with their own containers to shop for items and quantities that they require. This is seen as promising way forward and should be promoted extensively.
Another lifestyle change you can make is choosing where to shop. If you have always shopped at the supermarket, opt to go for the farmers market instead and carry your own bag. You can also go to locations that offer re fills, so the packaging material such as containers you already have can be re used. This will greatly help you manage your waste disposal services Singapore.
In the simplest sense, we need to think of why we need so many things to survive. If the environment is to change for the better, we need to radically change the way we live starting from reducing all the things we consume daily. For starters let’s learn to cook; you might be surprised to learn of what little you need to make a simple and delightful meal as opposed to ordering takeouts or readymade instant food.