Drastic climate change; frequent violent storms and tsunamis due to the increased level of warm water; melting of ice caps that results to the raise of sea levels worldwide; deadly heat waves; drought; and tendencies of war and loss of biological diversity, are all life-threatening effects of global warming. Global warming is caused by natural and man-made events. The release of methane gas from Tundra and wetlands is a natural cause of global warming while factories and plants, engine combustions, illegal logging, and many others are examples of man-made causes. Apparently, Earth’s supposedly intelligent inhabitants have been negligent of their main purpose in this planet – to take care of it. While the effects of global warming have been reportedly felt for the last decade, it is still not yet too late to help calm these effects by using eco-friendly products suggested by the green guide.
There are so many ways to use eco-friendly products, and the funny thing is, a lot of these products are actually found in your favorite grocery and department stores nationwide. It’s just we lack good amount of information on which products to pick. First of all, loathe plastics. Let’s admit it; the world has been dominated by plastic since they’re flexible and useful, but they are totally destructible, too. Plastics contain the toxic methane gas; the same gas released by natural causes of global warming. When plastics are eaten, its toxic substances are broken down into pieces, crush the internal organs of the host, and eventually kill it. Presently, tons of animal species have been recorded to have died due to the accumulation of plastics in their habitats, in which most of these belong to bodies of water. This is not impossible since a lot of people leave their debris at the beach, which are then brought to the sea by waves or eaten by sea side animals.
To avoid the accumulation of plastic, go for its alternatives. Opt for milk in glass bottles; shop with re-usable grocery bags; drink with reusable liquid containers instead of canned or bottled water; and so on. On the one hand, purchase products that are made from environment-friendly materials and are manufactured through eco-friendly processes. For bath soaps and shampoos, go for brands that make use of plant-based substances sans parabens and other toxic ingredients. The former is natural and good for both skin and environment while the latter all cause health deterioration in the future. These products can range from clothing that are made of hemp, organic cotton, and recycled materials. For home cleaners, go for goods that are made of organic and natural ingredients like water, citrus, natural enzymes, and the likes. These products, apart from being environment-friendly, are cheap and fresh-smelling, too. The next time you start making your grocery list, make sure you read the product ingredients first before purchasing it.