A SUSTAINABLE LIFE BY: GISELLA DUTAN AND LISSETTE POZO CFGS 2
INTRODUCTION Little change in our daily habits Habits are essential to achieve a more habitable planet. Properly enjoy natural resources. Avoid bounce litter in the street. Keep the light off when you're not at home. Etc.
RULE OF THREE "R" REDUCE• Buy items with packaging that can be recycled• Buy fresh food in its own natural packaging that can be composted• Buy in bulk to save packaging• Put a “No advertising” sticker on your letterbox• Say NO to plastic bags – use a reusable bag or basket instead. REUSE• Reuse plastic bags• Reuse non-recyclable containers to store food• Donate useable items to a local charity• Reuse one-sided paper• Take coat hangers back to your local dry cleanerRECYCLE• Take plastic bags to your local supermarket for recycling
IN THE OFFICE Any organization can reduce their waste. As well as saving you money this will reduce the amount of rubbish that your organization sends to landfill and/or incineration, therefore reducing your impact on the environment. And it’s often very simple.
set double-sided printing as default on all printers.
refill printer cartridges.
if you aren’t going to use an item very often why not hire it rather than buy one.
be packaging aware when purchasing goods – buy items which come in less packaging.
IN THE OFFICE Use recycled toner cartridges Bring to a reusing and recycling of old computer equipment, containers, etc ... Avoid of using and throwing articles as the plastic cupsAvoid the use of batteries, is much more efficient to plug in an appliance to the electrical network and they contain toxic chemicals. Save electricity Turn off your computer if you're not going to use more than 1h and light when you're not your job.
AT HOME In our home we consume, water, energy, toxic products, generate residues. In general it is necessary to reduce our consumer and avoid toxic materials. So we generate less residues to prevent contamination and in quality of life will win.
AT HOME Save energy Use compact fluorescent light consume only 20% of the traditional energy and last for 8 times. Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.
AT HOME Save water Arrange losses and leaky faucets. Shower instead of bath Avoid leaving the tap open Residues Before you buy a product if it thinks necessary Before you throw anything think if you can take Use to reusable products Recycle