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8 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

8 Ways to Reduce Household Waste PhotoSave Mother Earth, save your house, save the garbage trash and save yourself. There are a lot more benefits that we can get from reducing our household waste. Here are some ways on how to minimize them:

1. Recycle papers

There are a lot of things that you can do with a sheet of paper. Crumpled, shredded, marked, used, neat or half burnt, you can still recycle and use it for a lot of things.

You can use the back of a used paper to be scratches. Crumpled and shredded papers can be great designs on some art projects or packing materials.  If you’ve got piles of paper and you want to make money out of it, sell it to the nearest junk shop.

2. Use eco-friendly bags

Eco-friendly bags being offered in the supermarkets and shopping centers are reusable bags. The purpose of introducing this is to minimize the use of plastics in the market. Not only that it can reduce cluttering plastic bags in your home, it will also help us to preserve Mother Earth.

3. Stop buying bottled water

Bottles can contribute a lot in our household waste. There are some food products wherein you’ll need a bottle to be its container.  On the other hand, there is something that should not be plastic bottled if you are at home – water.

Make use of reusable containers like pitchers, glass bottles and gallons. If you need water for travel, invest on reusable travel bottles for your whole family. With this, you can reduce wastes and you’ll have more useful things at home.

4. Preserve food

Think of those left over food. Now think of how many children who have been starving to death because they have nothing to eat. If it will be too late to send it to them, consume everything that’s on your plate. Learn different ways of how to preserve food so that it won’t get wasted.

Here are some food preservation processes:

  • Freezing
  • Drying
  • Canning

5. Use organic fertilizer

There are lots of organic wastes that can be found inside your premises. If you have a backyard and you just trimmed down the grass, you can find a good organic fertilizer. There is no need to fill up your garbage pin with grass or burn it outside. Make a research for things that can be used as fertilizers to help the plants grow and save a little space on your bins.

6.  Reuse things

Recycling is the key on reducing wastes with the goal of making it useful. Before you trash something, think, “What else can it do?” Empty bottles, boxes, and tin cans are some of those things that you can recycle.

7. Donate to charities

If you still have old things that you want to throw away, stop and check if someone else might need it. Donate things to charity or give them to people who will make good use of it.

8. Sell to the junk shop

If you just throw something away, you might be throwing a lot of money. So look into your garbage bag and check for some cash. Here are the things that you can sell to the junk shop:

  • Tin cans
  • Empty bottles
  • Old magazines / paper
  • Copper wires