We are human, we produce and facilitate our waste-lifestyles. However, most of us are not doing much when it comes to reducing waste and taking care of our precious planet. Below are 8 simple things you can do to reduce waste in your home.
1. Be a disciplined recycler
The recycling system may seem complicated from all the symbols, but it is real simple. Do a little research to find out the recycling standards in your area and get into it!
Stay disciplined to your recycling routines. Stay enthusiastic; at the end of the day, it is good for you!
2. No more plastic bags
Use reusable bags, even when shopping in the supermarket. Carry your cloth bag next time you go to buy stuff and always have a few extra cloth bags in your car just in case.
3. Just enough food
Food waste is a big problem in many households. The only way to reduce food waste in your house is by buying groceries that you are sure to eat. Cook just enough food.
Now that you only buy the food you know you will eat, start storing it properly. Proper storage of food extends its life by keeping things fresh for a period of time. Reusable containers especially come in handy after a visit to the market or the whole food section.
5. Give back to earth by making compost
Use your home’s organic waste to make compost. Utilise any extra space or container to begin making compost that you can use to fertilise your kitchen garden.
6. More repair, less discarding
Are you a buy-discard person? Buy a couple of high-quality items and repair them when broken. Instead of having lots of cheap stuff that is more likely to bad than good to the environment.
7. No more unnecessary mail
Reduce the amount of paper waste you produce by cancelling unnecessary mails. Stop unwanted subscriptions and unsolicited junk mail by going online and removing yourself from mailing lists that you no longer need.
8. Quit disposable plates and water bottles
The waste created by paper plates and plastic bottles and utensils is not worth it. Wash the dishes and cut on the plastics. Use durable water bottles and a nice coffee thermos to carry beverages everywhere you go!