Tips to Reducing Waste at Home
Have you thought about how much waste you produce at home, or where all of that waste ends up? Many people have begun to make the effort to reduce their waste at home in order to live a greener lifestyle. Taking this sustainable step forward isn’t as hard as you may think.
Take a look at these tips to reducing waste at home:
Use Reusable Bags and Containers
Making the simple switch to reusable bags and containers can dramatically cut down on kitchen waste. If you have children, pack their snack/lunch in reusable containers rather than plastic bags. On your next trip to the grocery store, take a few reusable bags and load those rather than the stores paper or plastic bags.
Avoid Individually Wrapped Items
Try to avoid items that come in individual wrapping. Cheeses, fruits and veggies, and other snacks can all run free and unrestricted. Be conscious of what you’re buying in order to avoid bringing home a lot of potential trash.
Go Paperless with Your Mail
Reducing waste at home starts and ends in your mailbox. By opting into online billing and paperless statements, you can transfer documents from your physical mailbox to your digital mailbox. On top of that, taking a few minutes to opt out of junk mail will save reams of paper on a weekly basis.
Plan Out Your Meals
Preparation is the key to reducing food waste at home. While that statement encapsulates much of what is written in this post, it especially applies to meal planning. Creating a running list of items you need to buy will help reduce food waste at home and give you a better idea of when you need to go to the store.
Buy Items in Bulk
Buying items in bulk shouldn’t be confused with purchasing ten boxes of cereal just because they’re on sale. Perishable items shouldn’t be bought in large quantities, but buying household items like toilet paper and trash bags in bulk can save you money and reduce waste at home. If you find yourself buying items on a regular basis, start with buying those in bulk.
By making these simple changes you will have significantly cut down your household waste! Of course, there are times when you’ll need to throw items away. To ensure they are disposed of properly call us at Dumpster Rental Inc for a reliable roll off dumpster that will handle whatever waste you need to dispose of!