How You Can Reduce Pollution In Your Neighbourhood


Everywhere we look, we can see the signs of mankind’s presence. And as a result, there is pollution. It doesn’t matter how clean a neighbourhood looks, when we get up close and take a walk down that neighbourhood’s streets, we can see pollution. No matter how small, even something as small as a cigarette but or straw wrapper, counts and it’s the small things that can really add up and make your neighbourhood look bad and feel unsafe.

What can you do about it? After all, it typically takes a team of people working together to clean up an entire neighbourhood, right? Wrong. One person can make a difference and that one person can be you. There are many things that one person can do to clean up their neighbourhood, or any neighbourhood, for that matter. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

5 Ways To Reduce Pollution In Your Neighbourhood

Lead By Example- before addressing pollution in your neighbourhood, make sure that you are not a contributor. Tie up your trash bags so the wind doesn’t blow trash around, clean up after your pet when taking him out for a walk and pick up any litter in your yard.

Organise A Community Cleanup- I know, I said that these are things that one person can do to clean up pollution in their neighbourhood and, technically, it is. Anyone can organise a community cleanup and it can start with your own neighbourhood.

Report- report any areas in your neighbourhood that need cleaning up to your local council. Likewise, if you see anyone fly-tipping in your neighbourhood, or any other, report it right away using a site such as Love Clean Streets.

Use A Local Carwash- we are taught that we can save money by washing our cars ourselves in our own driveway. While this is true, there is the issue of runoff. Detergents, waxes and other cleaning chemicals can runoff into our yards or sewers where they can contaminate the ground water. Use a local car wash that recycles the wash water, keeping toxins out of the local water supplies.

Ride Your Bike- bicycling is not only a good way to lose weight and stay in shape, but it is also good for the environment. By riding your bike, you can reduce the amount of air and water pollution in your neighborhood.

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