New things are getting invented regularly. Some of these things benefit us, but there are others that cause harm to our environment. We sometimes use things without knowing that they are harmful to the environment. Here are some of the things that cause damage to the environment.
Most of the anti-bacterial liquid soaps contain triclosan. A small amount of this substance stays behind after getting flushed down the drain. These substances don’t go even after the treating the water in sewage plants. They end up in different water bodies.
We drink tea almost every day. In America, most people use tea bags. Tea bags are not totally biodegradable. This is due to the presence of plastic polypropylene that is not fully biodegradable. Even the best quality tea bags end up in landfills.
Billions of water bottles are used by people every year. These bottles contain polyethylene terephthalate which is hardly biodegradable. So, they end up in landfills. Even the manufacturers who claim to use recycled bottles, cannot recycle all the bottles due to limited facilities available.
Every year, billions of razors are thrown away. It is possible to recycle the steel blades, but the razors still go to landfills. You also need to use lots of water to get rid of your shaving foam.
To produce wooden chopsticks, millions of trees are cut every year. Half of these chopsticks are used in China. Taxes have been imposed on this item and there are some strict government regulations. Still, the forests are being cut at an alarming rate.
We use these products almost every day. But most of us don’t realize what damage we are causing to the environment by using these products on a regular basis. We should think of alternative products and make sure that they are biodegradable or recyclable.