Ways To Reduce Your Daily Trash OutputJune 17, 2011 12:00 am Uncategorized
Resources are becoming scarce. Landfills are filling up. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce their footprint. One way is to diminish the amount of trash you create on a daily basis. A simple and easy to remember formula to follow is reduce, reuse, and recycle.
The first step to making your trash output smaller is to reduce the amount of trash you create. There are a number of smart, and economically advantageous ways. First, stop using paper towels. Instead, use cloth napkins at meals and microfiber clothes or old rags to clean. You can also be a more diligent shopper, paying close attention to the packaging on the products you buy. How much of that packaging is waste and non-recyclable?
The second step is to reuse items that would normally be thrown away. This could mean finding new, creative ways to use something, such as saving wine corks for a craft project. Or it could be as simple as reusing a sandwich bag, using reusable containers instead of plastic wrap, or composting.
The final step is to recycle. Plastic, paper, glass, and most metals can all be easily, and locally, recycled. Most towns and cities have excellent recycling programs.