Working Green

1.-Before you buy a product ask yourself if you really need it. Any unnecessary consumption is essentially anti-ecological.

2.-Be critical of advertising. Look at the qualities of the products, not the dreams that sell you in advertising many times misleading.

3.-Before throwing anything in the trash, think about whether it can be reused, recycled or repaired, or if it can be useful for another person.

4.-Avoid cans of drinks, worth more the container than its contents and barely recover. The energy needed to produce and transport a can is equal to half the oil-filled canister.

5.-The energy produced by the batteries is more than 600 times more expensive than that of the grid. Connect the devices to the network whenever possible. If you need to use batteries (never throw the used ones in the trash), make sure they are rechargeable.

6.-Disconnect electrical appliances from the mains when they are not working. Some appliances (such as televisions) continue to spend up to 33% of energy.

7.-Spare unnecessary appliances such as toothbrushes, can opener, electric knives, etc. Consider the energy saving criteria when buying new refrigerators, washing machines, etc.

8.-Low energy bulbs are more expensive than normal, but last up to 8 times more and consume one-fifth of energy to give the same amount of light, which ends up saving energy and money.

9.- Avoid aerosols. They contain CFCs, which cause the destruction of the ozone layer, or other gases that also contribute to the greenhouse effect. Sprayers are a good alternative and are rechargeable.

10.-The vast majority of the advertised cleaning products are not only unnecessary but also very harmful to the environment. Almost the whole house can be perfectly clean with soap, baking soda, vinegar and lemon.

12.-Avoid using aggressive products: cleanings, bleach, etc., that impede the biological processes of water purification. Never throw toxic products, paint or cooking oil into the drain.

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13.- To save water, install a double flush system in the toilet, since emptying the entire tank means spending 10 to liters. Repair the dripping faucets. One drop per second is 30 liters per day.

14.- Always cover the pans to avoid wasting heat. The espresso pot is the best option: it saves time and energy. If not, iron, stainless steel or clay casseroles are preferable to aluminum ones.

15.-In food, avoid junk or precooked food, since it usually contains many additives and preservatives and it is overpacked. Try to consume fresh, seasonal and locally produced food.

16.-Rejects food packaged in trays of expanded polystyrene (white cork).

17.-Keep food in the classic lunch box or glass jars instead of wrapping them or cover them with plastic or aluminum film.

p> 18.-Avoid products that travel long distances before reaching the consumer. Give preference to the local options. It does not make sense to consume Chilean honey, Mexican beer or Danish cookies.

19.-Use the paper well: use it on both sides, use it recycled and send it to recycle. Reject the bleached paper with chlorine.

20.-Join the Robinson List to stop receiving personalized advertising by mail. Put a badge on your mailbox indicating that you do not want propaganda.

21.-If you need to use the car to go to work, share it with other colleagues or neighbors. In time or vacations, do not always use the car, explore other possibilities of traveling or taking trips on public transport.

23.-Avoid products with PVC. They produce furans and dioxins when they are cremated.

24.-If you have a drug expired, do not throw it in the trash or the toilet. Take him to the pharmacy, where they should take care of him.

25.-Do not overwhelm children with toys. Let them play with their imagination. Avoid toys and sportswear imported from Southeast Asia as they are often the result of child labor and factories are often unhealthy, dangerous and polluting.