Every day should be Earth Day. 24 hours is not enough to correct the damage created by our disposable lifestyles. It's so easy to think, "someone else will take care of it," but that leaves no one to actually do it because they're all thinking the same thing. The saddest part is that it's so easy to pick up that gum wrapper you dropped, use a cloth towel instead of a paper one, bring your own reusable bag to the grocery store. Recycling is hugely helpful, but you can prevent the need for most of it by just thinking a little differently.

By using a disposable product, the company needs to replace it, so they buy more, which means the manufacturer needs to make more, which means they need more material and that means more harvesting and processing. Every step in that process also creates waste. You could prevent all of that by refusing to use bags at a grocery store. Forget your reusable bag? Put everything back in the cart without one and transfer it to your car. Sure, it might take a few more trips into the house, but I'm sure you can manage...

Every litter bit helps; it's corny, but it's true. Future generations depend on a more responsible approach to life. There are billions of people on the planet and that number grows every day - along with our impact on the planet. We can't continue this current trend of disposal. If you can't reuse something, avoid it. If something breaks, try to fix it. Let's change the world so we can keep it!

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