Water Pollution — A global concern

Water Pollution — A global concern

The statistics released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 13, 2019 estimates that over 2 billion people globally do not have access to clean water; While over 2 million people still do not have access to clean drinking water.

(Reference: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/07/2-billion-people-dont-access-clean-water-opens-fissures-inequality/)

This gives us even more reasons to be judicial with our water use. This can be achieved in several ways

  1. Switching to renewable energy sources such as windmills and hydroelectricity.
  2. Replacing cars and bikes for eco-friendly vehicles.
  3. Saving water when possible

Our planet has endured massive damage by human activities and there is a possibility that we may not be able to reverse the process. However, this has not discouraged companies from taking initiative towards a greener planet.

SET (Save Environment Token) is one such platform that offers a multitude of eco-friendly products. Their Public Bike Sharing (PBS) system features e-bikes available for sale and rent. additionally, the platform rewards tokens to its users for adapting safer alternatives to gasoline powered vehicles.

It takes about 70 gallons of water to produce one gallon of gas, while 120,000 gallons of water is needed to produce a small car. In contrast, it takes 35 gallons of water to produce a bicycle.

(Reference: https://www.chelseagreen.com/2009/how-much-water-does-your-car-use/)

So not only we are using fossil fuels such as diesel and petrol that damage the environment. We end up saving thousands of gallons of water per car as well. This is one of the many reasons to switch to eco-friendly products.

It’s shocking to know that most people across the globe make do with 3 gallon of water in a day or even less, the same quantity is consumed in a single flush of a toilet. Small steps such as turning off the tap while brushing one’s teeth can save plenty of water in the long run. A leaky faucet can waste over 2,700 gallons of water in a day if it drips one drop per second.

(Reference: https://www.chelseagreen.com/2008/ten-facts-about-the-water-we-waste/)

Water is one of the most valuable resources that Earth has been blessed with. Save water, save the planet.

Be a part of this movement, let us combine our efforts towards a greener earth.