Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her.
When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.
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Cleaning chemicals can trigger allergies and asthma in some people. This is because they contain substances such as chlorine, formaldehyde, perchloroethylene and chemicals found in “fragrance”. Instead of chemical cleaning products, you can make your own at home using such things as baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.
The urge for people to fight the current plastic water bottle crisis has never been greater with the average American’s expenditure on drinking bottled water reaching around $1,400 a year. Furthermore, argue environmentalists, the transportation and distribution of bottled water requires massive amounts of oil and energy which results in no corner of the globe being safe from the devastating impact this has. To protect our global waterways from the tons of plastic debris, the best route to take is not to buy plastic bottles in the first place.
Food waste in Nigeria has various causes, including damage after harvesting and during transportation. Consumers are also to blame, since many buy larger amounts than they can consume. Shops can also do their share by reducing the amount of expired food thrown away, through computerised ordering systems and apps such as Chowberry.
Food demand is projected to significantly increase anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. Sustainable food growth is essential for humanity’s health and survival, and the need to increase global food supplies is an urgent one. While food security is a complex issue, vast improvements can be made by being smart with our resources and working to keep the energy used in food production to a minimum.
Climate change adaptation costs in developing countries could rise as high as US$250-500 billion per year by 2050 according to UNEP. With the world grappling with climate change, we need sustainable solutions to save our precious planet. Air pollution, deforestation and contaminated waterways are major issues, and there is a lot of work to be done in these sectors.