There are many ways that you can stop creating so many things that need to be disposed of as part of your household waste. This can be followed using the simple ‘3R’ technique: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Here, we’re giving tips on the first part of this method:
Avoid buying products with a lot of packaging. For example, when buying fruit and veg, try buying it loose from the grocers, rather than pre-packaged from supermarket shelves. Whenever you buy fruit and veg, also try to ensure that they are fresh and local, because this means that transportation has created less pollution.
Prepare your packed-lunches into reusable containers, and never use cling-film or tin foil for sandwiches. Doing so creates unnecessary packaging that your waste disposal operative will need to deal with on a daily basis.
If you enjoy a daily coffee from your favourite merchant, then buy yourself a reusable cup for hot or cold coffee. Make sure the cup is the same size that the vendor would normally use so that you can still enjoy the same amount of coffee for the price. Otherwise, most coffee shops and stalls will welcome you bringing a reusable container as it stops them needing to provide you with a disposable cup and in the long run, this will save them money, especially if all of their customers start bringing in their own vessels!
Using straws for drinking creates one of the biggest single-use plastic travesties of our modern age. We buy a drink, use a straw once, and then it gets thrown straight into the bin. An average life usage of just a few minutes, but it takes generations for the plastic to biodegrade and they will sit there clogging up the landfill sites for centuries. The easiest way to reduce waste from straws is to try and avoid using them whenever possible. However, the next best thing is to purchase and carry around your own reusable straw, and there are several styles you can buy.
Buy goods that will last a long time. In this day and age, we tend to throw things away and simply by a new, replacement version, rather than keeping something a bit longer.
There are several other ways that you could try and reduce the amount of waste you produce, if not then you can also look to adopt the other two ‘R’s – reuse and recycle. If you’re having a clear out of household goods, then it’s a good idea to use a skip hire that will take your unwanted products directly to a recycling centre, and this will reduce the amount that ends up on landfill sites.
Cherry Hill Waste can be contacted at Knutton House, Cherry Hill Lane, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6EE.
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