Tons of our rubbish we produce daily is in the landfills. We produce so much of it that it is a global problem where to put all of it since we are running out of the places! We have to do something to address these issues. Luckily, each and every one of us can make their contribution and take action in order to reduce the rubbish.
Here are few ideas that will save you money and make you have cleaner and greener environment
- Track your expenses
One of the ways to reduce home rubbish is to avoid buying unnecessary items. Figuring out what you can live without will take some time but if you track your monthly expenses, you will eventually see your mistakes. For examples, do you buy magazines and newspapers? Have you thought about switching to reading news online? The more you consume the more waste you end up with. Therefore, think about what you can do regarding your monthly purchase to reduce waste and save money.
- Water bottles
When it comes to water bottles, you probably purchase bottled water. This is an awful habit. Avoid buying bottled water and simply drink from the tap. This water is perfectly healthy and clean for consumption. Not only you will reduce your waste but you will also save money. Additionally, when going to work or when jogging, use reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
When shopping for food, clothes and other stuff, always use reusable bags instead of plastic and paper ones. Plastic bags are not recyclable and they are major water pollutant. So the next time you got to shopping, remember to take your reusable bag made of natural fibers. You can take a step further and stop buying plastic garbage bags. Actually, you do not have to use a bag at all. Collect your waste in the bin itself. Just make sure you wash it regularly.
Cleaning your home
When cleaning your house, use cotton rags made out of your old clothes instead of using paper towels. You will help the environment, save money and reduce your waste. Additionally, you can use homemade cleaning products that are as effective as commercial ones. You have probably heard that baking soda, lemon, vinegar and other house items are amazing when removing stains and dirt around the house. They do not contain chemicals; plus you won’t have plastic bottles in your rubbish can.
Learn to reuse and recycle
Reusing is a wonderful habit that has so many benefits to you and the environment. Instead of pilling up items that will end up in your trash can, learn how to use a single item several times. Glass jars, takeout containers, clothes, towels, and other items can be reused for different purposes. So the next time you prepare to throw something into your trash can, think about whether it can be reused. Also, try to recycle as much as possible. Recycle glass items, paper items, metal cans, etc. If you are not sure what to do with items that can’t be recycled (like electronics), contact your recycling center and they will help you with any concern you may have.