Cleaning our water is absolutely essential and we need to progress in this field on a personal, community, national and global level to stop making the problem worse and enact the many solutions listed below.
We can start in our homes by using vinegar and baking soda over harsh chemicals when cleaning. Read your labels. You will not only protect our water and land, but you also won’t be exposing yourself and those close to you to the chemicals as well. There are so many great alternatives out there for cleaning our homes and businesses.
It is unfortunate that microplastics are now a concern for the world. Read the following article to find filters that can help with improving drinking water quality: Fastcompany.com: Microplastics seep into our water and our bodies – these products may be able to help. The article states: “Over the past five years, scientists have discovered microplastics in dust, fruit, drinking water, rain, and the atmosphere. They’ve also been found in human lung tissue and bloodstreams, as well as in infants’ bodies.” If ever there is a time to invest in a good filtration system, it is now!
Check out some tips to find inspiration for running your home on a greener basis. See our other Pinterest page on Water for one more reality check on what we are doing to the waters of the world. Also, Managing Earth’s Facebook page has dozens of posts highlighting the incredible challenges and innovative solutions to solve the problem of cleaning our water. Get inspired, and share the wonderful efforts of those trying to clean and protect the waters of the world!
The ‘Seawer’- The Garbage-Seacraper is designed to rid the water of debris
Put fewer chemicals down the drain with: DIY Craft Zone’s Article – Your Ultimate Guide For Fabric Stain Removal (In One Simple Chart)
Mamavation: Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens (& Ones to Avoid) in 2023 – (and keep out of the water)
We can’t say enough about the wonderful efforts of 4Ocean and the many volunteers working hard to rid the oceans of plastics and debris. Thank you 4Ocean!
Reefcheck.org– People monitor the reefs to help protect them.
Indiegogo Video: Water Master Dredgers
Plastics that are not readily recyclable -#3(pvc), #4(ldpe), #5(pp), #6(ps), #7 (other)
Aqualuz Video: Safe Drinking Water For All: Brazilian scientist, Ana Luísa Beserra, developed a system that treats rainwater with sunlight to produce drinking water
Hashem Al-Ghaili: Chemicals in shampoo and makeup linked to early death, If it is bad for humans, then it must be bad for the earth and wildlife