You know that you can save water by closing the faucet while brushing your teeth, and being careful not to waste while it cooks and cleans. But, did you know that the direct use of water used represents only a small portion of the total water used?
So it is, the water that we don’t see, better known as virtual water, it is all that is needed to produce, Pack and transport the goods and services we consume.
Continue reading to learn how to save water by changing eating habits and take our calculator of water footprint (Water Footprint Calculator or WFC for its acronym in English) to find out how much water used directly and indirectly each day.
Think before you buy. Do I really need to update my phone? Do I need another pair of jeans?Americans bought too much, and as a result, we have one of the highest water footprints in the world.
Buy less, reuse or reuse what already has.
Recycle everything you can.
Donate what you can in the appropriate places.
Buy quality reusable products such as non-disposable cameras, electric shavers reusable plates, cups and reusable utensils also, and then his son to carry food in a recyclable box.
See how your water footprint is compared with that of other countries.
Recycling of paper
There are many ways to use less paper, or recycle it. Think that the “saving of paper (or plastic, glass or aluminium) is equivalent to water-saving”.
Take advantage of your digital devices and forget about printing!
For all the heavens, recycle your mail once you have read it!. Better yet, get rid of all the junk and sign up for online billing.
Bring your own Cup of coffee at your favorite coffeehouse. Remember that the paper cups and plastic lids are manufactured with tons of water!
Recycle cereal box! Many of the foods and the packing of the products are made of cardboard, most recyclers now accept.
If you receive many newspapers, contact a local shelter or the SPCA since they may need them.Better still, Subscribe to a digital newspaper.
Put in the compost paper towels. Some forms of composting can include paper.
Better still, do not use paper towels. Use cloth towels that can be washed and reused.
When you buy paper products, look for those made from recycled material.
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