We are living in an age where everyone is environmentally aware and with green projects of all levels happening around the globe, we are desperately trying to redress the imbalance that humanity has burdened upon Mother Nature. While government initiatives and private sector participation are essential, the secret to becoming a green planet lies firmly in the hands of each and every one of us. Your daily practices need to be carefully analysed in order to identify ways in which you can reduce the amount of waste you generate at home, and with that in mind, here are some effective methods to help reduce your carbon footprint.
- Analyse your Purchasing Habits – We all buy things and for the most part, give very little thought to the packaging, rather focusing on the product itself. Do you really need to buy your apples wrapped in plastic? Do you avoid plastic bags when shopping? By keeping a few cloth bags in the car, you can carry all your shopping to the car without using a single plastic bag, and if everyone refused to buy anything wrapped in plastic, the packaging industry would have no choice but to become green. Once you have analysed your buying habits, you will no doubt have realised where you can make effective changes and if you are always conscious of creating domestic waste, this will result in a reduction.
- Effective Recycling – While we cannot eliminate household waste, aside from limiting the waste we create, we can certainly try to recycle whenever possible, with materials like plastic, paper, glass, metals and even green garden waste being recyclable. Cherry Hill Waste have pioneered recycling and like to think we have played a major role in the environmental initiative with effective recycling, which greatly reduces landfill waste disposal. It is comforting to know that up to 90% of your domestic waste is being recycled, something we take pride in.
- Donate Unwanted Items – You might have an old piece of furniture or a box full of clothes you no longer wear and by donating these to a worthy charity or giving something to a homeless person, you are making the best use of existing products. An old smartphone that you no longer use would be gratefully received by someone, somewhere, and anything that isn’t usable, we’ll be happy to deliver a small skip to collect all of your domestic waste.
- Self Education – In order to become more environmentally aware, you can spend some time online and learn about innovative ways to lead a greener lifestyle and by involving the family, together your domestic waste will be greatly reduced, while it will also be recycled responsibly.
If you happen to live in Newcastle-Under-Lyme or surrounding areas, we at Cherry Hill Waste are the ideal company to remove your domestic waste, as we recycle 90% of the waste we collect. Should you require skip hire for any reason, call us on 01782 624 209 or leave a message on our website and we’ll be in touch shortly.