The subject of this post is something that came to mind when I was travelling through Asia, by train (an experience I can recommend to everyone). It was a large trip through several countries, and aside from the beautiful sights I came across there were a few countries that had less pleasant sights of waste and garbage that was collected everywhere but in a professional waste disposal plant. At times it was so bad that the smell of rotten food penetrated the train, which is probably the moment that this subject was born.

You see, it’s one thing that governments refuse to regulate waste disposal and choose to have their garbage laying on the streets, but what really strikes me is that people apparently live in these circumstances without any trouble and nobody seems to care about the waste and stink around them. You would think that somebody would stand up and start an organizations to get rid of the garbage, but no, it’s a thing that is commonly ignored by the whole population.

It makes me proud and happy that I live in a country with regulated waste disposal, and after reading some of the best reviews we can all help and do our personal bit for a clean environment.
And as I was travelling plans came to mind to help sell and install disposals in peoples’ sinks, but then I realized this would not work. It’s just not in their culture. I have even witnessed people walking by bodies without a sign of disgust, the lack of hygiene is so deeply rooted in their society that an approach like this wouldn’t help.

In my opinion there’s just one solution, and that is the government. They should first help build awareness, and then deal with the problem as soon as possible.

The prediction from the Mayan calendar may have gone wrong as we did not face the long dreaded apocalypse, but we should not forget that if we do not control our actions today, an impending apocalypse may not be very far. Water crisis is a growing issue that needs to be addressed immediately in order to turn the tide in civilization’s favor.

You may not know that your faucet can actually make you waste a lot of water. Especially if you own a faucet of the older variety then it is definitely contributing to end the world.
So how do old kitchen faucets waste water?
First, older kitchen faucets have wider openings which causes more water to gush out than needed. And second, older models are made from materials that tend to rust against water and thus create leakages.

The increasing water bills might have already given you the idea about the wastage and you may have already overhauled the whole plumbing system. But sometimes it is the smaller things like the faucets that cause most of the hindrances.

I understand not everyone has the money to buy the best kitchen tap of 2014, so here are a few tips that you should follow:

  • Immediately fix any leakage in your faucet the moment you notice dripping water.
  • If leaks continue to appear even after multiple repairs, change the faucet immediately.
  • Have a water softener installed to soften hard water and avoid leakage of faucet due to erosion.
  • Change the faucet if its opening is too wide.

You may think that all these measures don’t matter much, but you’d be surprised at the amount of water you can safe. Just try it, and help our planet as well as your wallet.

The world is progressing at an unbelievable rate, yet the health issues of a third of the world’s population remain un-addressed. About 85% of the world’s population does not have access to a proper functioning toilet. Water borne diseases are spreading like wild fire. According to a report, every year more children die of diarrhoea than of AIDS.

The lack of toilets is more prominent in rural areas than urban areas, yet they affect all of them likewise. Poor sanitation is a cause that people are suffering from diseases which were unheard of decades ago. This is a crisis, faced by every country, but the governments are turning a blind eye to them despite the fact that these diseases are the major cause behind the hospitals being over crowded.

Access to proper sanitary conditions is a basic right of every human being no matter rich or poor. The third world countries are suffering the most, there is no concept of toilets in the villages whatsoever, causing poor health conditions.

Those of us who have access to a proper toilet will be disgusted by the sight of people excreting waste in open. This unattended waste does more harm than a drone attack would.

Water is one of the most precious things on earth; for without it we can’t live. While it can be abundant, not all people can have access to clean, potable drinking water especially in poor nations. Having safe water and maintaining our overall wellbeing go hand in hand. Unfortunately for many people in Africa and some Asian countries, clean water is scarce. Countries all over the world have expressed the utmost importance of having access to safe water being a top factor of our survival.

That’s why it is truly miserable if people can’t have access to clean tap water for their various household and personal uses. And more importantly, we know how easily people can get sick with fatal diseases by simply drinking unsafe or contaminated water.

Anyone from poor countries (without access to safe water) can get sick of any of these diseases: diarrhea, worm infestation, and trachoma. Who knows, there could be other water-borne health conditions that unsafe water can do and that can cause death to any infected individual.

Now the globalized world has even posed more threat to people’s access to potable fresh water. While it brought progress, industrialization unfortunately has also polluted our water resources. Unless proper garbage and waste regulation is implemented by all governments across the globe, we can only expect the worst consequences.

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