The more we understand why we have to do justice on the environment, the more we will be able to understand the urgency of it. If we look at our daily food consumption, grocery shopping that produces trash in the landfill, the daily restaurants and to go food shopping, the more we will understand how much poor our environment is becoming.
In a throw-away culture, people want convenience. You get your coffee, you throw your single-serve brewing pods that are non-biodegradable. How many are using these disposable plastic brewing cups? I can see this in school, in the house, in car dealers, in hospitals, etc. If there are 332 million people in United States and 27-30% of Americans are using this single-serve brewing cups, we are dumping that much plastic that are non-biodegradable in the landfill. This is how much is going to get burned in the atmosphere. The burning of this plastic produces harmful chemicals that can cause respiratory illnesses, cancer, and other chemicals that can harm the reproductive system. If you are really serious about getting healthy, one of the things you can help is to reduce the amount of plastics that are getting into your trash.
Reducing the amount of single-use plastic trash and polystyrene in our trash can be resolved by being a little bit more conscious in our daily choices and grocery shopping. If people who buy these non-biodegradable resources convert into an environmentally friendly traditional coffee brewing machine, or coffee press, there will be a significant decrease in the amount of trash in our environment not to mention the chemicals that get into our body through the chemicals from the plastic from the food and our environment. This is just one example among the daily choices we make affecting our health, environmental justice, and the future of the children and their children. Ponder what other resources that are harmful and that you throw in the landfill that you can opt for a smarter and environmentally-friendly choice?
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