Scientists have been warning us about global warming. This increase in the earth’s temperature has been causing changes in weather patterns across the world. According to scientists, this is due to the use of fossil fuels which heat up the environment. To counter this, scientists are reducing the carbon footprint of people. One of the ways of doing so is by switching to eco-friendly products. Here are some ways you can help the earth by shopping eco-friendly products.
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Cotton is a good choice if you want to switch to an eco-friendly fabric. This is especially true if the cottonseeds used to manufacture the garment were not genetically modified and if the producer did not use harmful chemicals and pesticides when farming. To make sure that your cotton is eco-friendly look for 3rd party certification seals such as the USDA certification or the Global Organic Textile (GOTS) seal of approval.
Hybrid or Electric Car
When looking for a new car, consider the hybrid electric car. The problem when people look for an eco-friendly car is that they tend to look for the SUVs or the big sedans. If you want your hybrid car to be truly eco-friendly, try to look at some compacts and other small models. This is because a hybrid electric car will switch to the gasoline engine when the battery runs out which is more likely to be often when the car is bigger.
Thankfully there are exotic cars such as those manufactured by Tesla that is all electric. These cars use electricity instead of gasoline and have zero carbon emissions. According to Tesla, a single charge of battery on their Model S can go 452 miles. This is perfect of those who want to rent exotic cars in cities like Ottawa, Calgary and Toronto. The Montreal exotic car rental market is also amazing.
Organic Dry Clean
Most dry cleaners in the US use a chemical called perchlorethylene or perc to clean clothes. According to the EPA this chemical is known to cause cancer in animals. However some organic cleaners are not any better according to the EPA. To be eco-friendly when it comes to dry cleaning clothes, try finding a CO2 or wet cleaner. You can also choose to wash your clothing yourself. Some clothes actually do all right when washed cold despite what the label says.
Some people actually feel guilty when they leave their reusable bags at home when in the grocery. But it’s okay to skip once in a while. According the EPA, a cotton bag has to be reused 171 times in order to be eco-friendly. Just make sure to reuse the plastic or paper bag of your groceries.
Many people buy biodegradable products thinking that they are good for the environment. In order for a product to be biodegradable it needs water, sunlight, air and microbes to decompose. So the biodegradable container you throw out does not degrade immediately. It still takes time. To be more eco-friendly, switch to reusable products such as glass.
Natural and Organic Cosmetics
When it comes to what you put on your skin (the body’s largest organ)it’s best to go organic and natural. To make sure that your makeup, lotions and other cosmetics are truly organic look for the BDIH stamp, Natural Products Association seal or the USDA certification.