The weather is such a terrible thing these days. More often than not, I find myself drenched in my own sweat every day, even when it’s raining. Yups, the weather here in Malaysia especially, is a killer. I feel as if I’m in a sauna room everyday. And I know that I am not the only one who complains about the awful weather.
Others are complaining too. The Earth is getting hotter and hotter with each passing day, and it’s all our own fault. We did not take care of Mother Earth well enough, and now, it’s getting back at us, with awful temperature, unpredictable weather as well as various natural disasters.
What can we do to save the Earth from being further harmed? Well, we can start small by being environmentally friendly. We must stop wasting resources. We must reduce, reuse and recycle. And we must stop using things polluting the Earth.
Touching on recycling, it is unfortunate that recycling does not really works well on plastics.
It’s hardly biodegradable. Made using our precious petroleum, plastic bottles takes about 400 years to fully biodegrade. Did you know that plastic bottles were only created a little over a century ago? This means that every plastic bottle ever made ( apart from the few that were incinerated) still exists and are probably in landfills or the ocean.
Since recycling doesnâ€™t really work when it comes to plastic bottles, downcycling is the correct word to use because all those bottles you put up for recycling has been downcycled to lower grade plastic products rather than recycled into plastic bottles. But that isnâ€™t the main concern, the process involved in downcycling plastic involves additional carbon footprint ( transportation from recycling factories, electricity needed to blend them into smaller size granule before melting them down completely). Why waste all those additional resources just to turn a readily useable plastic bottle into some cheaper plastic product?
You can REUSE your plastic bottles while buying certain products. What products, you ask me? I’ll tell you.
You can bring your plastic bottles to BYOB. BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Bottle, a concept detergent store that is promoting the 3R concepts.(Reuse, Recycle and Reduce).
Many times we hear people use those three words but how many of use actually put it to use? BYOB is now offering you a chance to do your part in saving mother nature and the best part of this whole idea â€“ you get to save some money too!
Every household need detergents,Â be it for your floor, clothes, kitchen, stove, and so many more and did you know that every time you buy one from your nearest convenient store, youâ€™re wasting money buying the plastic bottle that comes with it as well? Stop paying for plastic, bring your own bottles to BYOB and refill them with their ecofriendly detergent.
Here’s the price list, in case you’re interested:
Cleffairy: So what are you waiting for now? Go and dig out your bottles, and refill them with sweet-smelling detergents!
Note: This is not a paid post. It just happen that the author of Over A Cuppa Tea is all for going GREEN!