Water Pollution Ideas Part II
1. Choose earth friendly products for your lawn. Runoff from lawns make up a large portion of water pollution in your local area. I recently saw a wide variety of lawn care products that don’t harm your environment on my last trip to a Home Depot.
2. Buy things in bulk! When you buy things in bulk it reduces packaging (both in cost and material) so you make your wallet and the Earth happy all at once!
3. Buy local! This will actually cut down on plastic packaging by a lot, believe it or not! Many of the people who sell their produce at farmer’s markets reuse plastic bags and store their products in baskets, so as not to create more plastic pollution. Local food also tastes way better because gross pesticides aren’t sprayed on the plants. (This also prevents agricultural runoff which the second leading cause of water pollution.)
4. Use rechargeable batteries. Not only will you save money by not having to constantly buy batteries when the old ones die, the chemicals won’t be released into the environment.
5. If you live near a lake or ocean and like to go out on the lake, don’t use a motorized boat! Instead, use a kayak or a canoe. It’s a pretty good workout and emissions from the boat don’t end up in the water.