Simple things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint
tip #4-Dispose of waste properly
I’m not completely sure about the magnitude to which burning garbage is done globally, but unfortunately, the practice is a common one in Jamaica as the most “effective” way to dispose of say..private documents and whatever else is flammable…(even things i did not know could be burnt!!)
Seriously?! This practice is such a nuisance! Hundreds, if not thousands of chemicals are released into the atmosphere…obviously this will have negative impacts on the environment. Then people complain about how hot the time is! I wonder why…
Not only does this affect the environment, but even people are oblivious to the fact that people are affected..Asthmatic and other lung problems often develop in the long term.
Its really a simple thing…paper shredders to dispose of private and confidential documents…and you know that old tire you were going to burn? fill it with dirt and plant a tree or shrub….learn to utilize what is around you rather than destroying it…then it will be too late.
i was so tempted to spit out my gum while i was driving on the road today. why didn’t i do it? actually there have been a number of times when i’ve been stuck in this situation, in which i’ve been SO close in spitting out my gum, but at the last moment refraining… so i thought hard… and here are the answers that i came up with:
1. the paranoia that engulfs me when i think about how someone - a policeman - will want to see who littered and ask a scientist to determine whose the gum belongs to. then smack me with a fat fine that i will have no way of disputing in court because my dna is all over that hard piece of gum.
2. what would Jesus do?
3. someone - a policeman - will pull me over once they see a piece of gum flying out of the window. then smack me with a fat fine.
4. what goes around comes around.
the reasoning really does go through my mind as i contemplate on how i can dispose of my gum in a quick and easy fashion. yeah, you would think there’s enough to worry about already…
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