Ten Things We Do Out of Convenience, Even Though We Know They’re Bad for the Environment
A recent survey found 70% of Americans now believe climate change is real, but only 57% of us would be willing to pay just $1 a month to help fix it.
Here are the top ten things we do out of convenience, even though we know they're bad for the environment . . .
- Buying single-use batteries instead of rechargeable ones.
- Using plastic straws.
- Using paper or plastic bags at the grocery store instead of reusable bags.
- Using plastic bags for fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.
- Leaving lights on when you're not in the room.
- Buying bottles of water instead of carrying a reusable bottle around.
- Leaving stuff plugged in and on when you're not using it, like a computer or printer.
- Driving somewhere when you could have walked.
- Throwing away jars or containers for things like spaghetti sauce instead of washing them out so they can be recycled.
- Always using your dryer instead of a clothesline.