PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 5, 2013 - Helping the Environment and Economy by Buying American Made Products.
“Buying products made in the U.S. can actually have a positive impact on the environment,”
says Owner and Founder of OHSAYUSA.com (http://www.ohsayusa.com/
) Sherry Holdridge. Holdridge reports that the risks that come with exporting foreign goods to America outweigh the rewards of saving a few dollars. There is a misconception by many Americans that products are simply inanimate objects with little to no impact on our daily lives or world views. Considering that there are approximately 5.6 million (http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2011/1202/Unemployment-...
) Americans who are still unemployed and 60% of everything (http://abcnews.go.com/WN/MadeInAmerica/mailform?id=12912252
) we buy comes from foreign countries, the economic and environmental impact is bigger than most think.
Simply exporting foreign goods to the USA should concern many Americans and environmentalists due to the mass pollution that goes on every day. Below are some of the most common forms of pollution associated with massive ship exports:
• Ballast Water Discharge
– Water taken from one country and discharged in another when the ship unloads its cargo. This is known to hurt marine life and pollute the ocean with biological materials.
• Sound Pollution
– Although a misunderstood type of pollution, it is a very serious type of pollution. Many animals, such as dolphins, rely on sound or sonar (http://begreen.botw.org/
for their orientation, communication and feeding. Ships with large propellers cause sound waves underwater which interferes with this essential line of survival for animals.
• Bilge Water
– Oil and gas from ship’s machinery mixes with water in the hull causing harm to fish and wildlife.
Some of the most common, but by no means less severe can include:
• Oil Spills
• Air pollution
& Solid Waste
Reports from NBC (http://abcnews.go.com/
indicate that spending $64 more than usual on goods made in the U.S. would create up to 200,000 jobs. An overwhelmingly justifiable signal why more American should buy Made in the USA (http://www.ohsayusa.com/)
products. With every purchase of an American made product, the economy can be stimulated and Americans take a closer step towards a cleaner environment. ABOUT THE COMPANY
OHSAYUSA.com is based in Austin, TX and co-founded by Sherry Holdridge and Vanessa Morgan. Their mission is to create jobs and promote environmental sustainability by offering products Made in America from companies with a long history of selling made in USA goods along with discovering designers and inventors who support America.