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The Importance of a Clean Environment

We need a clean environment so we can live healthy lives and leave future generations a healthy Earth. There have been changes in the environment in every time period but the biggest and most negative changes are happening today. A lot of groups and people are doing everything they can to raise awareness about the importance of a clean environment and to make the environment healthier. Unfortunately, it just isn't enough. The only way we are going to achieve a clean environment is if everyone works together to take care of our planet.

There are several easy steps you can take to help create a clean environment and a healthier planet including the following ideas:

* Do what you can to simplify your life whenever possible. The simpler your life the more you are contributing to a clean environment. One way to do this is to use what you have and not buy things that you really do not need. That will help you create less waste that has to go into our already full landfills. The less waste we all create the better off the environment will be.

* Use less products that come from trees in your home and at work. This is referred to as having a tree-free home. Using less tree products will mean more trees will be saved and that leads to better air quality. Easy ways to use less tree products include using rags instead of paper towels, cloth napkins instead of paper ones, using toilet paper that contains at least 80% recycled waste, using both sides of papers you have and print in your home, and only using wood in your home that is easily renewed.

* If you can have less trash come out of your home, the landfills will not be so overflowing for future generations. You can do this by purchasing products with as little packaging as possible and recycling as much of your waste as possible. Also, buying only what you need will lead to less trash and that will help the environment.

* Another way to contribute to a clean environment is to take steps to get less junk mail so the papers don't get sent to landfills. Also, you can buy reusable shopping bags for all your shopping needs so you don't use plastic and paper bags that just get thrown away. Plastic bags especially are bad for the environment. If you have unused items, you can donate them to someone who can use them instead of throwing them away.

It is easy to take steps to create a clean environment. If everyone makes a few small changes, it will have a big impact on our environment. We all need to be focused on creating a clean environment.


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