Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

Back to Article
Back to Article

Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

Jada Sands, Feature Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Did you know many daily things you use and think are harmless really harm wildlife and our Earth? Things like disposable chopsticks that don’t come as harmful, really, are chopping down our rainforests. According to the article “Seven Things from our Homes that Harm the Environment,” it states, “China annually produces 57 billion pairs of chopsticks, which requires the felling of 3.8 million trees, or more than 1.18 million square meters of forest.” These seemingly harmless chopsticks, really are cutting down trees and killing wildlife. Also, glitter contaminates aquatic wildlife. Glitter is made of PET a microplastic. Like all microplastic, it harms many aquatic environments and should not be made or used. Many parents already hate this tiny plastic and pets can even get salt toxicity or hypernatremia from consuming it. Some sunscreens can also harm marine life. Sunscreens that contain ingredients, especially oxybenzone, can be harmful to many types of coral. In Hawaii, they thought of banning these products and consider using other less harmful filters in sunscreen. After research, the officials revealed there are no less harmful filters and according to “Seven Things from our Homes that Harm the environment” said the more eco-friendly option was just to “stay in the shade”.

 

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Taking Care of Yourself

  • Features

    Marvel vs DC: Which Universe is better?

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Who Can Make Learning a Language Fun, and How?

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    There’s Pads!

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Donut Obsessions

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Why Universal is Better Than Disney World

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    How To Get That Cute and Comfy Look

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Dogs vs. Cats

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    How Superheroes Have Evolved

  • Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment

    Features

    Beach vs. Pool

Navigate Right
Things You Use In Your Home That Harm The Environment