by Colleen Russell“>Colleen Russell
Graphics by Kerrie Bross
Can One Person Make a Sustainable Difference?
Yes! We all have the power to make lifestyle changes that help our planet. You would be amazed at the difference that a single person can make in only a year’s time to conserve resources and prevent more waste from accumulating in landfills.
The average American tosses at least 95 plastic water bottles into the trash each year. Nationwide, that is a staggering 26 BILLION plastic bottles. So, what can we do about it? Get a BPA-free reusable water bottle and arm your kitchen faucet with a water filtration system and be the change! We recommend our trendy, durable New Wave Enviro seriously safe stainless water bottles and the economical New Wave Enviro home water filtration system.
The average American family brings home an incredible 1500 plastic grocery bags home from the market each year. Nationwide, that is an unbelievable 100 billion plastic bags floating around in landfills, creating a hazardous environment for wildlife and encroaching on our living space. So, what can we do about it? Get a set of reusable shopping bags and make sure you remember to bring them into the store with you! We love our Envirosax shopping bags because they fold up into a convenient pouch to keep in your purse or in the car!
The average American school-aged child discards 67 pounds of lunch trash each year. Across the country, that equates to 4.6 billion pounds of garbage. If we pack our children a healthy lunch in a reusable container, we can prevent fifty-five billion two hundred million pounds of trash from accumulating in landfills from first grade to graduation. Want to be a part of that change? Head on over to the Nourishing World’s store and check out the cool Litter-Free Lunch kits and stainless steel food containers.