A startling bit of info states that in early September 2005 Bic sold its 100 billionth disposable ballpoint pen. What's more scary than this is that once a plastic pen has gotten over with it's usable life, it simply doesn't disappear into thin air. These disposable pens ultimately end up in landfills and in waterways. And, as they are made of plastic, they are made from crude oil and doesn't break down easily.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A ball pen's lifespan is measured in days or weeks. As for fountain pens or pencils? It's a lifetime. Yes, pencils doesn't last a lifetime but they don't even end up in the landfill. Given a choice, which one would you choose?
Growing your own vegetables have so many benefits; Apart from taking control over what goes into your food, a healthier more inexpensive solution. Growing your own food, forces you to slow down, kindle intimacy with nature, you come to know of the soil and it's character in-depth. It creates an opportunity for you to give back to mother earth and no feeling can equal to the amount of happiness you get by doing that.
There's so much more to dreaming of and living a sustainable lifestyle. Discarding plastic bags or straws, wearing eco-friendly materials, using wooden cutlery are one of those many solutions. But, who knew that even the regular chemical detergents cause water pollution and harm to marine life? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many chemical detergents contain approximately 35 percent to 75 percent phosphate salts. Phosphates can cause a variety of water pollution problems. Chemical detergents are known to have poisonous effects on all types of aquatic life. They destroy the external mucus layers that protect the fish from bacteria and parasites.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Solution? Use natural detergents to wash your clothes and dishes. ⠀