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Monday, August 20, 2018
Image from A Lady In London
Today's post is a little different but it's something we all need to consider, social responsibility. Social responsibility means that an organisation, business or individual has the responsibility to act for the benefit of social on the whole; for example as an individual it is important to be aware of and reduce your impact on the environment.

Recycling & Reusing 
One of the easiest things you can do to at home and on a day to day basis, along with the latter point, is recycling. I am lucky enough to receive blogger mail from publishers and PRs so I always have paper and cardboard recycling. We have paper recycling bins in my area so it is very easy for us to recycle paper, metal and cardboard as well as green waste for composting. If you don't have recycling bins or you need more then you might be able to ring your local council to enquire. Litter and recycling bins around your area or at work will make this easier too - visit uk.glasdon.com/litter-bins for more information. Reusing items is also a great way to help and rescue the amount of landfill. Check out the Glasdon e-book for more ideas!

Reducing or Stopping Meat Consumption
I have been a vegetarian since I was eleven years old and I've been on/off vegan for around four years now and initially both changes were made by myself due to ethical reasons and health reasons but more and more I've been astonished by the negative impact animal agriculture has on our environment. An article concerning 'meat consumption, health and the environment' on the cancer epidemiology unit as part of Nuffield department of population health at the University of Oxford looks at a study and states that:

'Increased meat consumption has major negative consequences for land and water use and environmental change. The most important greenhouse gases caused by humans are carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Meat production results in the emissions of all three and is the single most prominent source of methane.'

The effect on the environment due to world meat consumption and animal agriculture is devastating and according to Professor Tim Kay, " What’s happening is a big concern and if meat consumption goes up further it’s going to be massively more so. On a broad level you can say that eating substantial amounts of meat is bad for the environment.” Whether you agree with eating meat or not, it is having an impact on our environment and I think we all need to look at what we are consuming and make some environmentally friendly choices for the future because while what you do is your choice, it also affects others and the environment.

Do you think you need to be more environmentally friendly? What do you think about social responsibility - do you think we have a responsibility as individual to our society and environment? 

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Pinterest

20 comments

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  2. I'm trying to make more effort to use less plastic x

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  3. I need to be better about things like this, because right now I am terrible. But it is one my goals now to recycle more and be more aware.

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. I still find it shocking that so many people just don’t recycle x

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  5. I try to recycle any chance I get. Got to as much as we can for our planet.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  6. I recycle so much, it is so important to recycle, reuse and repair where possible!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. I've been making a huge effort to recycle recently. We got littke individual bins and Penny's been helping to organise it too.

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  8. If everyone did their little bit, we could achieve so much!

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  9. I could do with being more environmentally friendly but we do recycle a lot in our house.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. Our family is huge on recycling! Great tips!

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  11. Definitely been thinking about more about the environment, I've really reduced my meat intake and Im thinking about stopping tampons since we need to save the turtles x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  12. I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately and I want to start doing more to help where I can. It's great to raise awareness on your blog. :) xxx

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  13. I'm definitely trying to reduce meat and plastic consumption x

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  14. I'm a vegetarian as well and I don't think I would ever go back to meat. I'm trying to use less waste at the moment as well.

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  15. I'm with you on recycling. I've been trying to be careful in supermarkets and not buy anything that's non-recyclable. It's tricky though!

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  16. Couldn’t agree more I try and incorporate all the above daily. X

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  17. I’m always one to get at everyone around me when they don’t recycle ahaha! Xx

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  18. I love recycling and I get really stressed out when people don't do it - it's so easy to do!?xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  19. Such an important topic/s thanks for sharing x

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  20. I really need to focus on these too

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