The health of the planet is everyone’s task, from the sphere of our home to our day-to-day responsibility outside of it. Garbage, water contamination, air pollution, etc. These are issues of concern that impact the short, medium, and long term.
In the domestic sphere, we can carry out certain actions that help not to contaminate the water that we use in our chores. In this post, we bring you some recommendations for daily use to limit this action that is so harmful to the environment.
Let’s start with the basics: save water
If we start from the basis that only one percent of the planet’s water is available for human consumption, this concept becomes even more critical. Reducing water use is the first method to avoid contaminating it for a simple reason: by reducing its consumption, less water goes through everything that carries the wastewater treatment. What to do to reduce consumption? Take a shower instead of bathing; turn off taps, especially when brushing your teeth, or run the dishwasher and washing machine when they have a full load, for example.
There are all kinds of cleaning products, but also ecological ones, such as biodegradable soaps or those with natural components. Cleaning products end up in the water one way or another. It is preferable that what reaches the water is ecological and not harmful. Some of these polluting products have some types of paint, solvents, etc.
Do not throw garbage where it should not
Throw away food scraps, oils, or garbage in their proper place. Do not do it in the toilet, in the sink, or in any drain around the house or in the garden. Divide the garbage and throw it into the corresponding containers for it.
Also in the garden
If you have a garden, the use of fertilizers or pesticides directly contaminates the water, since these products seep into the ground and reach the groundwater. You have to be responsible with its use and, as far as possible, use the most natural ones on the market.
Other tips to avoid contamination
- Do not pour the oil from the cans down the drain.
- Do not leave the faucet open when washing.
- Use low water consumption appliances.
- Wash fruit and vegetables in a bowl of water. In addition to preventing water from leaking out of the faucet, you can reuse the liquid for watering, for example.
- It is better to use multipurpose products to clean since those specific for certain areas are usually more aggressive with the environment.
Pollution is one of the great current evils of the planet. Together we must take care of nature and start in our closest environment.
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