The Importance Of Human Activity

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Sometimes humans don’t stop and look their surrounding, they don’t appreciate all that this world offers us. We often take for granted what was given to us, and we forget to take care of it. Human activity has been mostly the number one responsible for the changes in our climate and our ecosystem. Some of the human activities such as the cuts of trees, water pollution, fossil fuels burning and the amount of trash people generate a day are direct threats to our environments. The amount of trash people generate a day for example is a serious threat to our planet, and it seems to be the least of concern to some. Human survivor depends of the health of our planet, and if everybody doesn’t start working together to adopt more efficient ways to …show more content…
It is not only a problem that starts at home, but as you go walking by the streets, you can notice how much trash is everywhere. It has serious consequences and causes damage to the environment, animals, and even the ocean. Ways to somehow help with reducing the amount of waste produced a day are very important to try to help a little bit more. Bringing reusable bags to shopping centers, or even reducing the amount of mails that you don’t want in the mail is a way to reduce the waste. Recycling is another great idea to reduce waste as well, by re-using things at home will reduce the amount of waste sent to dumps or landfills. Different countries try to come up with a solution for their waste problem, one of the ways to get rid of waste are the landfills, dumps or facilities that usually burn the waste. I remember last week in our class, we were taking about how much waste people produce a day and the impact that it has on our environment. I remember that we were speaking about the differences between a dump, landfill and a compost file. Honestly I have seen a dump before back in my country, but I did not know about the difference between a dump and a landfill. What I saw in my country was just a place where all …show more content…
Now it is a relief for us to know that somebody will eventually come to our house and pick up our trash. We have done our job and now all the waste we produced is gone, now where is the trash going? Were all the steps follow to proper disposed the garbage? I have to admit that I honestly did not pay too much attention to things like this, I did not have a problem throwing away two or three bottles of water with the regular trash because they were only a few. I am guilty of placing a broken bottle once in my life with the regular trash, but I never consider ways of minimizing waste. One interesting fact I learn in my biology class was how glass is separated at the time of its disposal and how important this process is. According to the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility of Massachusetts “The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials” (MRF). It is absolutely a valid reason for me to pay even more attention to the way I do it now, it is amazing the way I can help the

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