The idea of cutting down waste can seem a little overwhelming when you look at it as a whole, but when you approach it little by little, it may seem less intimidating.
The best way to effectively cut down on your waste is to start small and gradually build healthy habits that are conducive to a more environmentally-friendly household. Considering all of the following tips will get you started down a path of waste reduction and might even lead you into making more changes.
Eliminate the Unnecessary Waste
There are a lot of things that people use out of convenience that are not entirely necessary. For example, people like using paper plates as opposed to the glass plates that they have at home, and this not only costs money, but it also takes up valuable space in the waste bin. Resisting the urge to use paper plates or plastic water bottles is a start to a simpler lifestyle with less waste production.
Additionally, take a look at the things you receive in the mail every day and how much of it you throw away. If you find yourself tossing a bunch of mail in the trash, you may want to look into putting a stop to it in the first place.
Rethink Your Removal Methods
While the waste may be off your hands once it’s taken away, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to who you are handing it off to. Some waste disposal companies have better practices than others, and you should try to work with a company who focuses on recycling and energy production as opposed to landfill dumping.
This is especially important when you are carrying out yard projects that produce large-scale waste. By carefully approaching the situation, you can ensure that all DIY project and garden waste is handled responsibly.
Try to Repair Rather Than Dispose
Given that replacement items are so easily accessible, people often toss away broken or malfunctioning items and buy new ones, often without ever considering the possibility of a reparation.
Perhaps next time you may want to attempt to fix the broken item before you throw it in the waste bin. The less you toss away, the longer you will be able to wait before taking the garbage out, ultimately contributing less to the environment.
Be More Careful About Your Eating Habits
Eating green, creating meal plans, using reusable containers, eating leftovers – all of these things are excellent habits that, while requiring some self-discipline, will help you cut down on your waste production.
At Cherry Hill Waste, your domestic waste is always handled responsibly and recycled almost entirely, and you can give us a call at 01782 624 209 for more information. Otherwise, message us with your questions or concerns, and we will be happy to answer them.