The waste basket gets filled up quickly, and you are tired of taking the trash out several times a day! If waste generation is increasing in your household, you probably need to rethink and re-evaluate your waste management technique. Growing waste and increasing pollution is a curse that plagues the modern world. If it continues this way, we will be leading our future generation into a scary future. That is why each of us should take the responsibility to reduce the amount of waste we produce at home. You may think it is impossible, but through effective waste management, it can be made possible and even easy! Here are 3 tips that you should check out:
Use cloth or paper bags instead of plastic bags:
Even making this small change can help you reduce waste significantly. Plastic bags are one of the main culprits that pollute the earth. You can make a big difference by avoiding plastic bags altogether. No matter where you go for shopping, you can always bring reusable cloth bags instead of getting plastic bags from the store. Also, paper bags are good for shopping groceries. That is why many of the supermarkets use paper bags instead of plastic. You can buy the reusable cloth bags and store them in a convenient place so that you won’t forget to take them when going for shopping. You can use cloth bags when shopping groceries, tools and clothes.
Many food products, especially instant food items come with several layers of packaging. For example, the item may come in a box, wrapped up in a plastic with individually wrapped serving sizes. As you can see the amount of waste gets increased inadvertently. So you should look for foods that come in lesser packaging. To achieve to achieve this goal, you can use the bulk food sections. You can buy rice, cereals, beans, spices, teas and other dry food items from the bulk food section of the grocery store. You can store the food in airtight containers after getting home. This way the food will stay fresh and tasty for weeks. This idea also helps you save time and money.
Avoid using bottled drinks as much as you can:
Plastic bottles are another menace that has grown in abundance, causing harm to our planet. It is true that in some areas, drinking bottled water is the safer option. But if tap water is safe to drink in your area, why spend so much of money on bottled water? if you don’t like the way tap water tastes, you can always filter it. This is not only easy on the pocket, but it is also good for the environment. If you are really into the go green movement, you may also avoid other canned and bottled drinks.