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What is Environmental Sustainability?

From theory to practice, Environmental Sustainability is the goal of Bidi™ Cares.

As technological advancements offer society greater convenience and ease, the downside is the potential environmental effects of modernization that may affect future generations.

Improper waste disposal and climate change are starting to show. Amidst the towering buildings and breathtaking innovations, pollution has become a normal occurrence. Seeing murky waters and inhaling unclean air around them are unfortunate side effects of modern life.

Moreover, as the weather becomes even more unpredictable, rising temperatures are slowly melting ice caps and causing droughts. 

The future is bleak for the planet if these problems persist. However, a concept that appeared first in 1987 is slowly gaining popularity and could become the answer to the environmental apathy that humanity has shown for decades: Environmental Sustainability.

What is Environmental Sustainability?

According to the University of Maryland, sustainability is “the ability to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” It is an extensive and elaborate concept that encompasses the economy, the ecology, and human life and health.  

From a sustainability perspective, resources are to be viewed as limited and finite. Thus, it is crucial to keep in mind a long-term view of how we interact with nature and how we utilize our environment. It proposes that if we continue to abuse our resources for the present without finding ways to replenish or take care of them, the future generations–our children and grandchildren–will bear the harmful consequences.

Environmental sustainability dictates that even though we have to supply our own needs, we also have to ensure that the environment is not compromised and that our resources are replaced or are renewable. Clean air, clean water, and fertile land can be considered vital factors to ensure that the economy and society can flourish. However, these are all dependent on the current actions we take and the choices we make.

Unfortunately, our demands do not support sustainability.

The garbage volume and pollution problem, the rising temperatures, and the growing number of extinct species are not good indicators of a promising future. All these are consequences brought about by human disregard and selfishness driven by personal convenience.

If we want our race to survive, the “living in the present” mindset needs to be replaced for good.

Bidi™ Vapor: Supporting a Sustainable Mindset

Many companies mass-produce their product to reach a broader market. The waste production arising from the manufacture of these goods or products will have an impact on the environment.

One of the things we can do on a personal level is to support companies that adopt a sustainable mindset. These organizations create products with the environment in mind and ensure that they find ways to reduce waste.

Bidi™ Vapor is a company that strives for sustainability. Knowing that their vape product, Bidi™ Stick is non-biodegradable, the company created the Bidi™ Cares Program.l.

Ten used Bidi™ Sticks in exchange for a FREE one.  

This incentive is a “thank you gift” that Bidi™ Vapor promises its users for demonstrating a more responsible vaping lifestyle. As Bidi™ Vapor heads toward the future, they join other stakeholders in providing a sustainable future for the coming generations.

For more information, visit www.bidicares.com.

 

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Environmental Problems Posed by Batteries

Batteries can cause a lot of environmental issues. The good news is that there are solutions in place now which can help reduce the problems caused by disposed of batteries.

Do you know how many batteries are thrown away by Americans each year?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans manage to get rid of 3 billion batteries each year. Yes, you read that right, that’s billion with a “b,” which translates to roughly 180,000 tons each year of used-up batteries. That’s like an entire mountain of piled up old batteries!

How can so much waste impact the environment?

This article looks into the effect of batteries in the environment and what we can do to lessen their effect.

The  Massive Impact

The sheer amount of the batteries being disposed of each year is a problem already, and the fact that these batteries contain highly toxic materials complicates it further. If not handled properly, they cause not only pollution but also serious contamination.

The problem with throwing away batteries and other waste materials is that they still have to go somewhere. They don’t just magically vanish. They end up in landfills, which no longer has enough space.

Then there is the fact that these batteries contain materials that can harm humans and the environment. What are some of the materials inside batteries that can be problematic? Here are a few:

  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Lithium

These materials are highly toxic and can pose dangers to human health and the environment if they are not disposed of properly.

The impact of batteries on the environment is measurable using four indicators. Those indicators are:

  1. Natural resources consumption
  2. Climate change
  3. Air pollution
  4. Water pollution

It would help to check these indicators in depth.

Natural Resources Consumption

The manufacturing of batteries requires several materials, many of which are sourced from the mining industry. The extraction of these materials alone can already have some serious environmental effects. The ramping up of the production of batteries also means that the environment has to suffer more damage.

Even the more environmentally friendly method of extracting resources can still leave considerable damage to the environment in their wake.

Climate Change

The making of so many batteries can also have an impact on climate change and global warming. The factories that make modern batteries emit pollutants that contribute to the greenhouse effect, causing climate change and global warming. You may not feel the effects of global warming right now, but in other parts of the world, it is causing a major disruption in the lives of people.

Air Pollution

The manufacturing of batteries can make air pollution worse in the area where they are conducted. Air pollution is still a significant problem in some cities in developing and developed countries since it can cause serious diseases.

Water Pollution

Batteries contain toxins, which can be very harmful if they end up in the water system and bodies of water. Because of this, old batteries must be handled and disposed of properly to make sure they do not get to contaminate the water supply. Unfortunately, even properly disposed of batteries can still cause water pollution.

The Bidi™ Stick Battery

Most batteries in e-cigarettes contain heavy metals that need extensive treatment to remove all its residual metals. We did our research on how we can improve the recyclability and ensured every Bidi Stick contains a high-quality battery that has been certified by FCC, CE, and ROHS.

This is our way to promote the importance of recycling batteries for you and the environment. The battery used in a Bidi Stick is a cellphone-grade battery that is even better than a rechargeable battery and could be recycled for years!

The Bidi Cares Recycling Program

Bidi™ Vapor has seen the problem of improper battery disposal, which is why we have been using strong materials to increase the recyclability of the batteries in our Bidi Sticks.

We know that we have to do more, which is why we have launched the Bidi Cares movement.

Under this program, our customers can send back their used Bidi Sticks so those can be recycled. For every ten used sticks that you send to us, we give you 1 FREE Bidi Stick, which you can get on your next purchase of our products.

Batteries can have an impact on the environment, but we can lessen its impact with initiatives like the Bidi Cares Recycling Program.

Contact us now for more information. Join the movement now!