storing food in the fridge use containers instead of single use foil or plastic wrap.
Put your fruit and vegetable peelings and
scraps on the compost heap. If you dont have one or feel you dont have room
for a compost heap you can get a compost bin from Kildare County Council, price approx.
Where recycling facilities exist try to
use them. Remember the recycling bin for cans in Staplestown and the recycling bins for
glass at Dag Welds.
Choose glass over plastic when shopping -
there are more recycling facilities for glass than plastic.
When the time comes to get a new fridge
take the old one to the County Council refuse depot at Silliot Hill where the CFC
chemicals that are used as refrigerants can be properly handled. (CFCs are some of
the gases which damage the ozone layer).
When you are thinking about a new kitchen
or other items of wooden furniture try to avoid tropical hardwoods such as mahogany as
their use involves the destruction of the rainforests. This releases carbon dioxide into
the atmosphere when the trees are cut down and also means that the number of trees soaking
up carbon dioxide is reduced.
We are each of us responsible for the environment. We
cant sit back and have a "somebody should do something" attitude. Each one
of us can do something. We can each make a difference and yes, every effort, no
matter how small, does help.