Yoram Yasur Blume: Caring for the environment is a priority today, so spending more money on products that are friendly to the planet is a positive investment, but those we consider good are worse than the alternatives.
If you are one of those who prefer to buy green products as a contribution to take care of the environment, we recommend you think twice before acquiring these things described as ecological but that are harmful to the planet. Keep reading this interesting article written by Yoram Yasur Blume.
Disposable diapers facilitate the life of fathers and mothers, but for a few years reusable diapers have re-entered the market with force as an ecological alternative, however, the truth is that they are not so. Yoram Yasur Blume: “Reusable diapers contribute even more to global warming, since they require the expenditure of water and energy by washing them repeatedly in machines, causing a carbon footprint greater than those that simply go to waste once they fulfill their mission”.
If you thought that you are a friend of the environment by buying organic fruits and vegetables, we tell you that the reality, at least, is not as clear as you imagine. Organic crops use much more land and water than others, they even use more pesticides, no matter what the natural type is.
Yoram Yasur Blume: “The organic fields produce less food in the same space and are not always present near the cities, which means that these organic vegetables must travel thousands of kilometers to the supermarkets, thus adding to the pollution caused by the trucks in the transfers”.
Nothing to clean your house with bleach or common products, now the trend is to choose ecological cleaners that are advertised as non-toxic and friendly to the environment. These natural or ecological cleaners are a fraud, as demonstrated by a study conducted in Australia that determined that they really are full of toxic compounds and the only difference with competitors would be the higher price and lower effectiveness.
Electric hand dryers:
Public toilets usually have electric hand dryers that allow you to remove moisture from your hands after washing them without using paper towels, since the hot air takes care of the work. Paper towels would be a better environmental alternative than electric dryers, since a sheet is enough to dry hands, while in the case of these organic products it is required that machines powered by electricity work for a good amount of time in addition to be of high voltage consumption.
Instead of feeling better person by buying or prefer products advertised as organic, investigate well what science says about the true positive effect that these green alternatives have on the planet ensuring to really contribute to the environment through your actions.