We all consume many things within our lifetime individually. But, we don’t fully consume them. They leave behind things such as wrappers, containers and other types of waste. The way we dispose such waste has an impact on the environment around us. The best we can do is individually ensure that our garbage doesn’t end up being harmful to the world. We can contribute to this by reducing garbage produced at home.
Less packagingTry to choose products with less packaging or none at all. This can be a little challenging but if you try to find good alternatives it won’t be impossible. For an instance, if you are buying a variety of fruits, instead of having bags for each type of fruit you can request everything to be put in one bag. Try not to buy bottled water. This will only increase the amount of plastic waste. As an alternative, you can buy a water filter. It will be a little expensive but still will be a good investment.
Keep a separate bag for shopping foodInstead of having to carry multiple bags around you can take one bag with you while you go out to do your grocery shopping. Even if it seems simple this will reduce the amount of polythene bags you will be carrying home and will therefore, contribute in garbage reduction. Try to use a cloth bag to be more environment friendly.
Reuse and recycle Plastic bottles and other jars can be reused. So, instead of buying new containers you can use these as alternatives. What you are not able to reuse can be recycled or you can even get rid of them through council clean ups. In order to recycle you can separate your waste and give them to a recycling service.
Give away instead of throwing awaySometimes we throw away things we don’t want to keep anymore. Some of these items can still be in good condition and be of use to others even if you don’t want them. So, try to be generous and give them away to someone. These could be books, clothes, toys or even electrical appliances which are still in good condition. By doing this you will be able to get rid of things you don’t want in a manner you won’t feel guilty about.
Otherwise, you will only be contributing to the rising number of rubbish tips. The earth is not only ours. It also belongs to all the other animals who live with us. So, keep in mind to do what is right and to be a more responsible human being by being wise with the way you dispose waste.