5 Common Ways People Pollute

From leaving the lights on to throwing empty water bottles in the trash, we all pollute one way or another. Most of the time, we don’t even know it (shocking, right?).The best way to reduce pollution is to avoid these common mistakes.

1. Washing your car near grass

Sure, washing your car saves money, but it also causes pollution. The run-off from water gets contaminated by chemicals in fertilizers on nearby grass. Park your car away from grassy areas and wash away!

2. Using plastic or paper bags

A huge amount of air and water pollution is made from producing plastic and paper bags. Bring a reusable bag when you shop instead.

3. Driving a short distance

Instead of driving to your friend’s house around the block, take a walk. Not only will you be reducing carbon dioxide, but you will be saving money on gas and staying active.

4. Leaving chargers plugged in

Leaving your phone charger plugged in when your phone is fully charged won’t make your battery last longer. Unplugging chargers is a simple way to reduce electricity, which will in turn reduce air pollution.

5. Eating meat

Meat is an important source of protein, but certain types are actually worse for the environment. Organic fed animals produce less carbon dioxide than animals that are given hormones to grow larger. Buying free range meats will reduce air pollution and support the humane treatment of animals.

Reduce pollution in your home. GO

Sources: 

NRDC

OCA