On June 5, World Environment Day was celebrated. Spain already recycles 73.7% of plastics, cans, cartons, and paper and cardboard packaging, becoming one of the leading European countries in terms of recycling, according to Ecoembes.
However, much remains to be done in the fight against climate change. According to Greenpeace, in Spain this phenomenon could lead to the alteration of native species, the appearance of other invasives, health risks or floods.
To reduce the global effects of pollution, it is important for society to be aware, since we all have within our reach the possibility of caring for the environment on a day-to-day basis. Bluemove, a Spanish start-up dedicated to car rental by the hour, proposes five small gestures to contribute to our environment.
1. MAKE PLANTS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN YOUR HOUSE:
Cacti, ribbons, sansevieras or orchids are examples of plants that help reduce indoor pollution. By buying several pots we will reduce the toxicity generated in the home by heating, tobacco or air conditioning.
2. USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Cars are responsible for 80% of Madrid's nitrogen dioxide. Try to take the car only when it is essential, and move in your daily life by bus, subway or electric bicycle.
3. BUY LOCAL FOODS:
The further the origin of the food we buy, the more contamination will have occurred in the process of its transport. Therefore, one way to contribute to the environment is to try to consume the food that is produced in our own locality or region.
4. RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT WHEN YOU TRAVEL:
Conscious tourism translates into making trips that have a small or even positive environmental impact. For example, by paying to visit animals in a wild environment, we will be helping to conserve the natural habitat of the place.
5. INVEST IN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY:
There are devices that help the environment, such as Hand Tree bracelets. Mimicking the activity of real plants, they absorb carbon dioxide from the environment and expel oxygen.