For the average consumer, when we think about "going green", we think about recycling, wasting less, and using green products. These are all helpful steps towards living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life. Of course, as we all know that truly going green entails many more steps than recycling your milk jugs and egg cartons. Researching energy efficient appliances, buying locally grown and organically processed food, wasting less water—all of these things are wonderful steps towards becoming a better citizen of the planet. That being said, there are many areas of going green that eco-conscious individuals often overlook.
While cutting waste and recycling items that can be recycled is a wonderful start, we should carefully consider the way in which we dispose of other products as well. Things like cleaners, medications, and other substances with potentially dangerous chemicals must be disposed of or recycled in careful ways. These things, when improperly removed from a home, can pose a serious threat to the water supply and, therefore, all living organisms in an area. ... read more