There are many ways you can reduce waste and stop the overflowing of toxic pollutants into landfills.
Fresh Produce Available
Fresh fruits and vegetables are best purchased fresh whenever possible. You can save plastic by buying fresh produce without extra packaging. You can reuse cloth or fabric bags to transport fresh produce.
Many of our food waste, such as eggshells and fruit peels are compostable. If you have the right conditions, composting will turn food scraps into organic nutrition. Incorporating Compost Mulch your soil naturally in your garden, instead of using chemicals from the store.
Eliminate Single-use Products
Plastics and paper products that are single-use, such as straws, paper towels, and utensils, contribute to much of the pollution and garbage on our planet. Reusable items such as metal cutlery and cloth napkins can be used to reduce the amount of paper and plastic waste generated by every meal. Instead of buying new water bottles at the grocery store, keep your own reusable water bottles on hand.
Recycling is the process of converting used materials into new products. Recycling can be done in many ways, including DIY repurposing of old objects or sending the used materials to facilities. Recycling reduces the need to harvest resources. This helps to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions deforestation over time.
You can reuse or repurpose old materials by buying secondhand clothing and goods at thrift shops and flea markets. Repurpose or recycle. You can recycle furniture and other items into useful items, which will save you from ending up in landfills.
A 2007 study found that nearly 17 million trees could be saved if all households switched to electronic billing. Electronic billing cuts down on paper waste and reduces the amount of mail that arrives at your home. Although it is nearly impossible to stop the daily influx of junk mail, electronic billing can help reduce waste and positively impact the environment.
Make Your Own Containers
Reduce waste by buying your own bags and containers for food shopping and planting vegetables. Mason jars are great for planters or reusable containers for food products. You can use an old sheet to make a reusable bag for grocery shopping if you don’t have any. You can reuse your travel mug if you are a coffee drinker.
This post was written by Robert Miller. Robert Miller is the owner of Tote Enterprises, a locally owned and operated waste management company that offers garbage pickup in Pinellas county. Tote Enterprises is a provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. We have an extraordinary waste industry notoriety covering the Pinellas county area.