Global warming is caused by an excess of greenhouse gases that trap heat and warm the planet. In 2019, the United States discharged 16% of the entire planet's CO2 into the atmosphere, contributing substantially to climate change.
Approximately two thirds of the world's CO2 emissions are produced from our use of fossil fuels. The remaining third is primarily due to deforestation - or the permanent removal of trees.
Normally, forests store vast amounts of carbon, essentially scrubbing it from the air, and preventing it from being released into the atmosphere. However, our forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and our precious rainforests are even more endangered.
If you're a responsible human and are concerned about the warming world, you'll want to do something about it.
Since change can begin with you, here are the easiest steps you can take today that will make the most impact:
- Use Reusable Water Bottles
- Bring Your Own Reusable Shopping Bag
- Stop Using Plastic Straws
- Reduce Household Waste
Reducing household waste is a simple way to counter CO2. The good news is that the home cleaning industry has joined the anti-plastic movement - and cleancult is leading the way. cleancult delivers all natural, biodegradable household products directly to your home. They offer revolutionary cleaning products, zero-waste packaging, and carbon-free shipping.
cleancult's wide range of essential household cleaners includes laundry and dishwasher tablets, liquid dish soap, bar soap, and an all-purpose cleaner.
Their non-toxic products are paraben-free and sulfate-free, and are blended with essential oils like aloe vera, organic rosemary extract, and saponified coconut oil.
With little regulation in the industry, conventional cleaners can contain untested, potentially toxic chemicals that are undisclosed on their products. cleancult lists all ingredients on their website and on the sides of containers. The formulas are packed with natural ingredients that are free from animal testing, tough on mess, safe for sensitive skin, and actually clean effectively.
Did you know that 40% of plastic is used once and is then thrown away? cleancult bypasses plastic with their Starter Kit - an ingenious collection of shatterproof, refillable, and durable glass bottles.
Already have reusable containers? Sign up for the Refill Only option and just refill your own bottles. cleancult's biodegradable refills feature eco-friendly, paper-based milk cartons that are 100% recyclable. This packaging system reduces cleancult's plastic waste to just about zero - which translates to a tremendous reduction in your plastic consumption.
In addition to eliminating their plastic packaging, cleancult's sustainable shipping system has official carbon-neutral shipping status! They've partnered with carbonfund.org who tests their products, supply chain, and shipping data to assess cleancult's carbon footprint. By donating to Carbonfund.org's Amazonian Rainforest Conservation Projects in Brazil, cleancult neutralizes over 3 million pounds of operating emissions annually! They also plant a tree for every picture that customers post of their cleaners on Instagram with the hashtag #plantwithcleancult.
Simple ideas can have a big impact on the world. cleancult's non-toxic cleaning product subscription service makes cleaning your home the clean, green process our planet needs.