5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Household Waste

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Household Waste

Apr 26, 2022Jonathan Englert

Do you ever feel like you're always disposing of too much? (Are your rubbish bins full again this week?) You're not alone.

Luckily, there are small changes you can make to reduce household waste and lower your impact on the environment. Here are some painless ways to get started on your journey to less waste...

Switch to bamboo

One of the easiest ways to reduce household waste is by swapping your traditional toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush. Bamboo brushes can last longer and are more sustainable than your regular plastic toothbrushes which end up in landfill faster. 

Harness the power of social media

Have unwanted items such as furniture, decor, and electronics? Instead of tossing them to the curb, advertise unwanted items using social media or posting to buy-sell groups online. Giving items a second home not only allows you to make some money, but also reduces what is going to end up in landfill. 

Say no to plastic bags

Another easy way to reduce waste is investing in reusable produce and grocery bags. Instead of using plastic bags from the market, use reusable mesh bags which are a great alternative. That way each trip to the market doesn't result in more plastic bags sent to landfill.

Try dryer balls

Swap out your dryer sheets for reusable dryer balls. Dryer sheets are made of chemicals and leave a residue on your laundry. Dryer balls are great for lowering your energy bill and can be reused time after time, therefore reducing your household waste!

First in, first out

Practice the first-in, first-out rule. After getting home from the market, move all of your old food to the front of the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry while putting the new food towards the back. That way, you will be sure to use your food before the it expires (and before you're tempted to throw it away). Not only does this reduce food and household waste, but it'll reduce your grocery bill too!

Simple changes like these are easy ways to reduce household waste and help save the environment. By making these small changes, you can have a big impact on the world around you.

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