Tropical Rainforests: How can we save the rainforest

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1. 3'R'

1.1. Reduce

1.1.1. Reduce usage of paper like printing two sides of paper

1.1.2. Reduce paper consumption by: E.g. Using shopping bags instead of taking plastic bags from supermarket

1.2. Reuse

1.2.1. Reuse recycled paper

1.3. Recycle

1.3.1. Recycle cans. Reduce usage of cans but use glass instead

2. Reduce usage of wood (furniture)

2.1. Avoid buying mahogany, ebony and rosewood specifically

2.2. Utillise wood efficient building techniques when building houses

3. Lesser consumption of meat

3.1. Around 60-70% of deforestation in Brazil is caused by making land to raise cows

3.2. Also reduces demand for meat

4. Reduce oil consumption

4.1. Palm oil: One estimate is that over half of the packaged products like soap, chocolate and bread in the supermarket contain palm oil

4.2. Fuel oil: Travel on public transports

5. Reduce buying jewellery

5.1. Gold panning in the Amazon basin is destructive on a large scale

5.2. Chemicals are used in the process (like mercury and cyanide)

6. Reduce usage of fossil fuels

6.1. Drilling for oil in the Amazon causes deforestation

7. Reduce consumption of energy