10 Times People Actually Came up With Ways to Save the World

There’s a whole lot of talk about saving the environment these days, but not enough action. So, these people have come with clever ways to implement eco-friendly initiatives that suggest all hope may not be lost for this world.

Beach Cleanup for Hot Drink

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This idea should be implemented in all restaurants. It would be great for the animals, the beach, and everyone if each patron took 2 minutes to clean up the beach in exchange for a free hot beverage.

Pen Made From Water Bottles

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This pen was made out of recycled water bottles. And best of all, it casts the shadow of a water bottle. It not only looks cool, but it’s a great way to get people to re-use plastic bottles.

Parking Lot Lines Made of Grass

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In lieu of paint for the parking lot, the people of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, use grass for their lines. And while it might be a little difficult to see at night, it shouldn’t be a problem as long as there’s adequate lighting.

Old Mascara Wands to Clean Wildlife

Instead of tossing those old Mascara wands, you can mail them to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge at P.O. Box 1211, Skyland, NC 28776.  These wands are used to clean contaminants from wildlife like oil, mud, infections and mites.

Ice Cream Cup From Banana Leaves

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This ice cream cup was made with banana leaves. So, if someone discards the cup on the ground, it won’t harm the environment. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t hurt if it was thrown away on top of soil so that it can become mulch.

Battery Has Micro USB Charging Port

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Instead of throwing it away, this battery has a micro USB charging port that allows people to recharge it. Think of it as one less battery that will end up in a land fill.

This Cup Is Made with Plant Starch

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This might look like a plastic cup. But it was actually made from plant starch. So, it’s 100% compostable and 100% biodegradable and will break down safely in a garden in your backyard.

Toilets Flush Using Rainwater

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The toilets at this business uses rainwater collected from their roof to flush. It’s so eco-friendly that even the button looks happy. But they undoubtedly have a backup in case it doesn’t rain for weeks.

Bakery Offers Unsold Pastries for Free

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After this bakery closes, they put out a bag full of all of their unsold pastries so people can take them free of charge. This not only feeds the needy, but also prevents unnecessary waste.

Coffee Shop Offers Grounds As Compost

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This coffee shop doesn’t throw their old coffee grounds away. They bag up the grounds in the coffee bags that the beans came from and offer them to people for free so they can use it as a compost.

Written by Camila Villafane

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