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Some of the harmful effects of plastics on our environment are :
1. Soil pollution-Plastic is a nonbiodegradable waste, it cannot be decomposed by the microorganisms present in the soil and hence cause soil pollution.
2. Air pollution- Burning of plastic materials releases many toxic and dangerous gasses like carbon monoxide, and cause extreme air pollution.
3. Dangerous for water organisms- Disposing plastics on water bodies can harm water living organisms. Also, they cover up the surface of the water and not allow sunlight and oxygen to enter on water which can cause ***** of many water organisms.
4. Water pollution- Plastic also cause water pollution as plastic materials cannot be decomposed by the microorganisms present in water.


Green Living | Answered on Jun 24, 2017

Aluminium cans are better because they can be recycled easily, where as some plastics are not recyclable.
They can cause various pollution to the environment and also many types of diseases to the living organisms.
Aluminum does not have this type of risks.

Green Living | Answered on Jun 05, 2017

Renewable source energy is needed as an alternative source for various non-renewable sources of energy like fossil fuels.
Some of the basic need of a renewable source of energy are:
1. Very little or low global warming emission.
2. Improves public health as well as environmental quality.
3. More reliable energy providing system.
4. Jobs and other economic benefits.
5. Vast and inexhaustible energy supply.


Green Living | Answered on May 24, 2017

Yes, of course, girls should eat as much they want and what ever they want to eat as they also have a body and different types of mechanisms in their body which require various types of nutrients and minerals to work properly.
And also food helps to grow and maintain the body healthy. Food is the essential need of the body to be alive.


Green Living | Answered on May 15, 2017

According to me, Paper is better than plastics because papers are more ecofriendly than plastics but in some cases, plastics are more useful than paper.
Paper is better because they are biodegradable and can be decomposed and recycle easily Whereas plastics has its own important uses but the main disadvantage of plastic is that they are non biodegradable and cannot be decomposed by the microorganisms.
But this problem can be removed if we will recycle and reuse these plastic materials properly and don't throw in soil and water bodies. Throwing them can cause extreme harm to plants, animals and also our environment.


Green Living | Answered on May 11, 2017

There are so many creative ideas to reuse the most dangerous waste product i.e. plastic bottles:
1. You can use it to make a bottle vase and you can also wrap a cloth around the vase for a more attractive look.
2. You can use it as a watering can for watering the indoor plants in your house.
3. It can be used to make a hydroponic garden if you have a window with a huge amount of sun rays.
4. You can also use it as a jewelry stand a yarn holder.


Green Living | Answered on May 10, 2017

Rain passes through the atmosphere before falling to the ground. So it can pick up any contaminant present in the atmosphere.

It's not a great idea to drink rain water falling near chemical plants or near the plumes of power plants, paper mills, etc. Don't drink rainwater that has run off of plants or buildings because you could pick up toxic chemicals from these surfaces. Similarly, don't collect rainwater from puddles or into dirty containers.


Green Living | Answered on May 09, 2017

The beat renewable energy sources are those sources of energy which can be renewed easily and which is eco-friendly in nature.
Some of the best sources of renewable energy are:
1. Solar energy: The most efficient renewable energy source. The sun rays are absorbed by the solar cells on the solar panel and later it is used as electricity.
2. Wind energy: Used in turbines to make them run and generate electricity.
3. Water energy: Water has been used in hydroelectric plants to produce electricity.
4. Nuclear energy: Nuclear fission is the main source of energy today. The energy generated by this fission is used to produce electricity.


Green Living | Answered on May 09, 2017

- Lack of understanding or wanting to understand.
- Lack of love.
- Religious boundaries.
- Class boundaries.
- Racism.
- Egoism.
- Sexism.
- Shoddy programming.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 16, 2017

Electricity itself does not cause pollution - the production of electricity is what causes pollution. To produce electricity on a large scale, power plants use rotating turbines, which make electricity with the help of a generator. To spin the turbines in a traditional power plant, the fuel must be burned.
The burning of coal and oil in fossil-fuel power plants creates greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide, along with other pollutants. Nuclear power plants have much lower direct emissions, but the process chain of mining and processing uranium and building and maintaining nuclear plants causes pollution.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 16, 2017

Basically, to make aerobic compost, you simply gather organic material put it into a bin or a heap in the garden, aerate it and then add it to your soil. However, in reality, aerobic composting is a little more involved than just that. The right quantity and types of materials you put into your compost heap makes a big difference to the quality and composting time of the resulting composted feedstock.
You need to think of your compost heap as a complete self-contained ecosystem full of aerobic microbes, and to survive, this ecosystem needs the right mix of ingredients such as "Oxygen" (from the air), "Water", "Warmth" and "Food" (from the composting materials), with the quality of the resulting compost depending on how well you control these four factors.
Decaying organic matter is a favorite haunt for many animals and insects with the redworm (also known as Red Wriggler Worms) or the night crawler worms being the most important. Both red-worms, night-crawlers and even garden worms can eat vast quantities of decaying vegetation at one end and due to their digestive system, excrete from the other end organic compounds that enrich the composted feedstock, while their burrowing actions help separate and aerate the compost at the same time.
But as well as redworms worms, naturally occurring active micro-organisms (mainly bacteria, aerobic microbes, and fungi) do most of the hard work of breaking down the large organic materials into a fine compost material. All you have to do is provide them with the right conditions to grow and multiply and they will do all the work for you.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017

The most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Although they can initially cost more than traditional incandescent bulbs, during their lifetime they save you money, because they use less energy.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017

Farmers have recycled ***** material back into the earth ever since we moved from hunter-gatherers to a farming society. Turn of the century they used manure from their animals. Modern day municipalities sell the sewage slurry to farmers to fortify their land for better crops. It is good for the environment because it is being used as compost and eliminates the need of applying dangerous chemicals to the land that end up in our food and water.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 13, 2017

Mankind has developed a way to utilize the sun's vast energy by converting its sunlight into electricity via photovoltaics and other solar power methods. The fossil fuels in the form of plants underneath the earth which transform into oil over time are drilled using polluting machinery.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017

Not at all. The concern over Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) popped up in the mid-1980s, less than a year after I started working for an electric utility. A study was being data mined and an association popped up between electrical workers and two kinds of brain cancers: gliomas and astrocytomas. That was all - a doubling of frequency for each of those cancers in the electrical workers in the sample.

That was mighty scary. Those are really nasty cancers and EMFs are everywhere - not so much around electric meters (especially modern digital ones, which do not have motors) but certainly things with open loops, like electric blankets. My job often took me into high and extra high voltage (230-500 kV) substations, where the EMFs are so high that touching a grounded fence produces a painful shock.

A few years ago (time flies so I don't remember when it was but probably about 5-10 years ago) a much larger study found no association at all - the other was a statistical cluster. That does not turn back the clock on Euro regulations, though. The World Health Organization (source) leaves it open-ended: "To date, no adverse health effects from low-level, long-term exposure to radiofrequency or power frequency fields have been confirmed, but scientists are actively continuing to research this area."

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017

Actually, they are not solvent enough to buy a home or a shed.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017

To learn electric work - you can go to a vocational training institute.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017

No eels cannot be bred in captivity, they have to be captured from the wild as elvers, there is nothing renewable about that.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 04, 2017

Do NOT put your recycleables in a trash bag. Put them straight into the bin. It saves you a bag and saves someone at the recycle plant from having to remove it and throw it away.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 01, 2017

ABSOLUTELY! The more things that we can recycle, the better it is for the earth.

Green Living | Answered on Apr 01, 2017

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