It can be sometimes troubling to think about how caught up we are in our day to day lives. Working, family, eating, exercising, spending time with friends – our world is busy and it’s only getting busier. It can be difficult to take the time and step back and think about how we are affecting the environment around us. Environmental Impact looks at the adverse effects of the release of substances in the world around us. Everything you do, or buy contributes to your environmental impact or carbon footprint in one way or another. And there are lots of easy things you can do to reduce your impact, not just for you but for generations to come. It is easy to take this world for granted, but we need to keep the natural beauty alive for your children and children’s children.
Environmental Impact – What’s Your Damage?
Aussies generate over 2000kg of rubbish every year.
We throw away over $2.5 billion worth of food every year
Australians Use Over 1 Million Litres of Fresh Water per person every year
Australians use over 3.92 billion plastic bags every year. 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. Unless they are collected, they remain in the environment and accumulate at a staggering rate. Energy is lost from the resource chain every time plastic is not recycled.
More than six million animals are used annually in research and teaching in Australia and New Zealand.
What Can You Do?
Dispose of rubbish correctly NO LITTERING.
We throw away over $2.5 billion worth of food every year.
Recycle food scraps for compost in the garden.
Avoid purchasing products with excess packaging or excess plastic.
Buy Australian Made – think how far your products have travelled otherwise.
Switch to WELS rated Shower head to save more than 50L every time you shower.
Recycle all plastic to reduce your footprint, or better yet switch to glass.
Shop brands that also use sustainable practices like Davines Haircare.
Find out the full list of products that are tested on animals here and make a conscious effort not to purchase.
Properly insulate your home to cut toxins from air conditioning by 40%.
Check out our infographic below to see your impact!
By making some small changes you can definitely reduce your environmental impact tremendously. Let’s keep the earth beautiful together.
Do you have any good tips for reducing your Environmental Impact?
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