Earth Day gives everyone a chance to remember how precious our environment is and how many ways ordinary people can make the world a better place. Changing small things can have a huge impact on the future of the planet and the future of our children. Being environmentally friendly is not just for one day a year, it is a way a life that can save the world.
Reduce the amount of resources you consume. When making handmade jewelry strive to get it right the first time. Planning and experimentation greatly reduce the waste involved when making handmade earrings and handmade bracelets. Carefully consider the correct amount of resources that are needed to have the least amount of waste.
Reducing the waste by eliminating unnecessary packaging of handcrafted jewelry will help everyone in the long haul. Consider more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives such as jewelry gift boxes made from recycled materials.
Reuse materials for your handmade jewelry as well as reusing the packing products to eliminate waste everyday. Try visiting your local recycling plant to obtain packing materials such as Styrofoam and shredded papers. Every time you reuse materials and supplies you make the world a better place for your children.
Recycle your unused and scrap metal left over from making handmade jewelry. Many metal mills will buy your scrap metal to create new recycled metal products. Recycle older handcrafted jewelry pieces reusing parts and findings to create new handmade earrings and unique bracelets.
Mother Nature will not be so forgiving once the damage is done. We have to be very careful with our actions as there will be no returning after everything is destroyed. We only have one world and our actions today can make the difference for a brighter tomorrow.
This is an original article from Jennifer Hisir of Handmade Jewelry by Copper Reflections.