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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

Jasmine Vardi's picture

RECYCLING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

In order to reduce pollution that is affecting our environment, I will make sure to reduce my use of plastics by using reusable items such as drink bottles. If I do use a plastic I will ensure that it is empty and placed in the correct recycling bin in order for it to be recycled. My aim is to stop buying plastic water bottles to reduce the amount of waste found in our oceans. Additionally, if I see plastic on the floor I will pick it up and put it in the bin.

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Mia Savastano's picture

wickedwaterstopper

For my take one step challenge I have decided to make a pledge towards using less water. Whether that be taking shorter showers, not leaving the water running while I brush my teeth, or only running appliances that use water if they are full. Oftentimes I find myself wasting fresh clean water which is a scarcity today and affecting our planet in so many ways.

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Rashmi Dev's picture

Everythingstartswithyou

Do not buy or use anything processed or packaged. Support sustainable farming by buying groceries from sustainable farms. This helps avoid the use of chemicals in food growing, processing and packaging which ends up as waste in soil, water or air. Also, the process of processing and manufacturing consumes energy and emits gases that are harmful. I believe if each person can commit to sustainable eating which contributes largely to pollution and climate change, it will make a big difference.

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John Graves's picture

sustainable Packaging

I often find that at university I will purchase food that comes in cardboard or plastic packaging. Vendors such as wholefoods have proactively encouraged use of your own Tupperware. I will continue to make best use of this practice and attempt to do so from other food stores in addition to pre-preparing meals at home to reduce environmental impact as well.

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Annabelle Ng's picture

Menstrual cups for Malaysia

Malaysia produces approximately 2.4 billion pieces of sanitary waste a year. This is equivalent to 2,400 tonnes or 480 garbage trucks full of sanitary pads. To counter this, my first step to reducing waste in landfills is to use reusable menstrual cups from this day onwards. I believe this is a small step to creating a big movement in the right direction.

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Julian Kiono's picture

Julian

- Stop using plastic bags and use reusable bags instead. - Use keep cup to reduce plastic and paper cups - Reuse, reduce and recycle more - Use an alternative source of energy, cleaner version such as solar and focus your future on that.

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Pranav Dayal's picture

Sustainable Food choice

Although I have taken steps to reduce my reliance on commercially bought foods by implementing veggie patches and tailoring my diet to be more sustainable, sometimes it is very difficult to say no to the conveniently available products on grocery aisles. These shelves are usually filled with foods from large conglomerate companies with extensive outreach. It is important to be wise about each individual food item as detrimental climate harm can be wickedly masked behind bright branding, and sometimes even 'green-approved' labels. Therefore, I have been doing research before purchasing and when I do find a sustainable item, I am sure to advertise it to my friends and family so they can contribute towards a cleaner planet. I intend to do enough research into products to be able to form a weekly meal plan based on actual sustainable foods.

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Chandni Jacob's picture

A CLEANER WAY TO clean

Since the beginning of this year, I have been trying to find more sustainable solutions when it comes to cleaning. The cleaning products found in commercial markets are often loaded with harsh and toxic chemicals that can pose serious health risks to both humans and animals with prolonged use. In a world where the 'DIY' movement is becoming increasingly popular, I thought I would focus my efforts onto DIY cleaning solutions. Some major benefits of DIY cleaners include: 1. Knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your products. 2. Getting to make more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY decisions: like switching to essential oils, creating unique concoctions using baking soda and vinegar, using sustainable packaging for storage etc. 3. Posing zero health risks as almost all the ingredients used can be found in your own kitchen. Here's a tip: These products are not nearly as strong as the ones you find in the market, so instead of opting for a deep clean every other week, try cleaning up every couple of days. This is when I've noticed them to be the most effective. My aim is to slowly transition into other DIY alternatives (e.g. sustainable bath products) once I have gotten used to creating and implementing these products in and around my home.

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Ishjit Singh's picture

Earthgasm

With economies like India advancing to middle class economies and increasing consumption levels, it is correct time to direct consumer towards sustainable living practices and products. Seeing a gap in this place, we are setting up an online sustainable living marketplace initially for the Indian Market. Where we are tying up with vendors having organic food material, Cycles, indoor and outdoor plants and planters, reusable sanitary pads and many more such products. Some of Earthgasm's own products are made by up cycling waste wooden products, and we tend to keep a branch which collects such waste products and make beautiful products using it. Currently we have secured partnership with 4 vendors, and our portal is under development. So, in the coming 1 month we will be launching our marketplace for India.

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Angelica Haskins's picture

Refuse single use plastics

Single use plastics are made of petrochemicals and are commonly used in inordinate amounts to package foodstuffs and goods. Moreover, many of these are composed of endocrine disruptors and in addition to being damaging to the health of human beings, are also hugely detrimental to animals and sealife. Consequently, I want to reduce my plastic waste and I pledge to refuse to use single-use plastics.

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SHA SHA | 06/30/2021 - 22:41

I will reduce my plastic waste and I will collect the plastic waste when I am diving

SHA SHA | 07/01/2021 - 19:54

Plastic bags damage ocean life, excepting for reduce the plastic waste and refuse to use single-use plastics, there are serval ways we can do to reduce the damage. Firstly we can pick up the garbage under the sea when we dive or swim in the sea, we can hold this activity several times in the year. Secondly, we can reduce plastic bags by recycling them or replace them with reusable bags. I hope through those activity can let more people take their one step.

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