Has a human being, we make wastes, it could be from home, school or even our place of work. We all are guilty of that, but question is, how do we reduce waste at home? Hardly will you find a man with a zero-waste lifestyle, for that reason, you need to always look out for tips and ways to reduce this in the place that we live in.
When it comes to making the world a cleaner place to live in for ourselves and future kids that are unborn, it starts from our home. So, here is how to reduce waste at home.
You need to switch to paperless lifestyle
One of those things that litter our front door are unused papers, I’m talking about your kid’s artwork, your account statement, and other electricity bills. The first way to do that is a switch to an electronic lifestyle. Save your billings to a safe list immediately they are given to you, and once you’ve paid, you should untick them immediately. And for your kid’s artwork, you can get him an electronic drawing pad, that way you don’t have your kids littering the floor with crayons and papers.
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Be Conversant with the rules of recycling
Understand the rules and symbols that relate to waste recycling. Learn to navigate the recycling system, trust me, it is quite simple and since recycling rules and standard vary from place to place, you will need to find out the rules that govern waste management in your community.
To prevent excess waste from been moved to the landfill (and seriously, you need to help reduce that too, to prevent air and water pollution), the best way to do that is to practice recycling at home, practice reusable packaging where ever you go.
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Learn to make a meal plan
Why? you’d want to ask, well, we both know food waste is a huge problem in a lot of households. You can always learn to buy groceries that you are sure you will eat up. I’m sure that’s self-explanatory, as simple as that sounds, you will be shocked to know how much food that’s been wasted daily all around the world, and the simple reason is that a lot of us don’t practice meal planning. Learning to make a meal planning will help you reduce that. So, start today!
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Repair don’t discard
Believe me, repairing things can help reduce the waste in your home, question is, when was the last time you picked up something to repair in your home? Exactly! So, you need to buy quality items so you can always repair them when they are faulty. This will make the world a cleaner place to live in, and yes, I’m also saying you should reduce buying cheap things, apart from the fact that they don’t last, they end up littering your home.
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One more thing we didn’t talk about but I’m sure will be of help to you would be switching from plastic to glass bottles, glasses are easy to recycle compared to plastics.