here are some research on environmental heal issue for the graduation project. as the store which i’m going to design the website of is a second hand store that renovates old stuff and turn them into brand new products; so that it encourages second hand usage rather than consuming new ones. here are some analysis on how the second hand usage, renovation and environmental heal is correlated.
here are the facts:
Almost all the things we do affect the environment. And by the state of our earth today-we see events of acid rain, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer and worsening of air and water pollution-it’s obvious that we are not properly taking care of our planet.
The good news is it is not yet too late. Although we cannot exactly say that things are getting better, we can still do something to help save the environment. One of the best ways to do that is through recycling and its equally important associates called reducing and reusing.
Here is a list of simple but meaningful things we can do to alleviate the stress placed upon our Mother Earth.
1. Bring cloth bags whenever you go grocery shopping. Not only are cloth bags highly reliable and sturdy, these are also reusable and enable you to avoid using plastic bags.
2. Buy rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones. Rechargeable batteries may be a little costly but in the long run you will be saving more because you do not have to keep on buying more. More importantly, you are saving landfill space since batteries take up a lot of room in the landfills because they cannot be incinerated.
3. Compost kitchen waste by digging a hole in your yard where you can place food discards in it. Just be sure not to include animal or meat wastes in it. This is not only great for the environment but also gives you wonderful soil for your garden.
4. Be a wise consumer. Buy only things that you and your family really needs. When buying home supplies like food and drinks, it’s better to go for large quantities to avoid small unnecessary packaging.
5. Wash glass, aluminum and plastic containers before bringing them to the recycling center.
6. Use cloth towels instead of paper towels to minimize waste.
7. Stop junk mail. Contact the company sending you unwanted catalogues.
8. As much as possible, steer away from plastic materials because these are harmful to the environment. If you should use them, opt to use those that are reusable such as plastic containers for storing food instead of plastic cling wrap that you can only use once.
9. Make art projects out of seemingly useless junk. Involve kids in these projects and watch their creative imagination flourish.
10. If you have a baby, try reverting to the traditional method of using cloth diapers. This saves you a lot of money and saves space in the landfill.
11. Start a paper drive in your home or in your community. Paper is one of the most common materials that we use each day and if we would be able to collect and recycle a ton of paper, we would be able to spare 17 trees from being cut down.
12. Read news online instead of buying newspapers.
13. Reuse glass bottles. It is safer to use glass bottles as containers for beverages because plastic chemicals leech into the water we drink.
If you notice, all of these tasks are beneficial in more than one ways. You are not only contributing to the betterment of the environment but you are also making life easier and things more cost-effective and efficient for you and your family.
and another analysis suggest: since he developed the urge to advance his race, man has advanced exponentially in all aspects–culture, society, technology, and religion.
Unfortunately, as we advanced, we have also damaged and destroyed our environment just so the world can accommodate our advancements. We have poisoned our oceans, negatively affected our ecosystems, denuded our forests, dirtied the air, and destroyed the scenery. Worse, nature seems to be fighting back with landslides, hurricanes, and other disasters that cost lives and billions of dollars.
But there’s always a good wherever there is a bad. And that good comes in the form of environmentally concerned individuals and groups who care for the preservation of nature.
Ordinary citizens can contribute to the worldwide effort of cleaning up the world. One of the easiest, cheapest, and most popular way of doing that is to recycle. Recycling is the reprocessing of used, old, and ready-to-throw materials into new uses and products. Recycling has become very popular; governments encourage its practice and even made mandates regarding it.
Recycling can start in the house. In fact, it even starts before recyclables are given to recycling centers. Here are some ideas on how to recycle throwaway items in the house before you place them in your recycling container.
1. Plastic bags
* They can be used as garbage bags.
* They can be used to catch excess water from plant pots and hanging baskets. Just place them at the bottom of such vessels.
* They can be an alternative to bubble wrap when packing fragile items.
* You can use them to store grass clippings, dead leaves, and trimmings.
* You can store wet, dirty clothes in them if you go to the beach for a picnic.
* They make perfect doggie bags.
* Small zip-up plastic bags make great sandwich bags.
* Old but colorful ones can be made into gift wrappers.
* Old letters and memos can be cut up and stacked together as a notepad. You can then use the blank sides.
* You can reuse old mailing envelopes by putting a new address label over the old address.
* Big pieces of old newspaper or wallpaper can be made into pet beddings.
* Old colorful calendars can be framed to make beautiful picture frames for your home.
3. Organic or garden waste
* Grass clippings, hedge trimmings, dead leaves, and vegetable and fruit peelings can be composted. Check out the Internet on how to compost these wastes. Compost works great as a fertilizer.
* These can also be given to the zoo as food for herbivores.
* Give food scraps to hog raisers.
4. Aluminum cans and trays
* They make small good-looking flower pots for small plants.
* By cutting them up, they make great mobiles.
* Old baking trees can be made into seed beds. Just fill them up with fertile garden soil, place your seeds, water it, and place it in a sunny place.
* They are perfect scratchbuilding materials for modelbuilding.