Do you know remember what Uncle Atta said when he visited the Upper East Region? - well that's if you an an "environmental ear" to hear in the first place-. Our President said:
"I have gone round during the last two days, and the sight that has greeted me has been most unwelcome. The sight of polythene bags here, polythene bags there, polythene bags everywhere".
And then he added by beginning with his usual cliché,
"My brothers and sisters, we have to take care of our environment".
Does it bother you that there is so much waste around. A friend of mine said: Once upon a time in Ghana, if you found a black polythene bag on the ground, which you rarely did, there was a high chance of finding some coins or goodies in it. Nowadays, if you see one, please FLEEEE, because you have a higher chance of picking up human excreta. Now that's not nice.
So what are we sharing today. While closing my last post I promised to share with you how we can reduce domestic waste. So that's just what I will do. Twenty points for us all....
- Replace disposable cups and plastics with reusable ones
- Replace disposable alkaline batteries with rechargeable batteries
- Donate still useful items to charitable groups, you may not be using them, and you will be blessed too!
- Maximize the life of electrical appliances by performing regular maintenance
- Do you drive? Keep tires inflated, they'll last longer and your car will pollute less
- Repair and refinish well-used furniture
- Maintain your property, goods, and stuff--they will last longer
- Reuse wrapping paper to re-wrap or line shelves and drawers
- Bring a "no garbage" lunch to work or school, using reusable containers, bags, and a thermos
- Dry clothing on clothesline instead of using a gas or electric dryer
- Buy what you need, use what you buy
- Repair durable goods instead of dumping them when they fail
- Be water smart; install low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Make note pads out of print overruns, computer printouts, outdated forms and stationery
- Print and copy on both sides of the paper
- Buy the large size of items you use often
- Going to shop? Take a re-usable bag
- Turn your computer monitor off when leaving for more than an hour
- Look for durability in products you buy and use, not just lower price
- Pass this list on to someone else!!!!
Courtesy of http://www.pima.gov/deq/index.html
He who has an environmental ear, let him hear what My Green Piece of Mind shares! Ciao