We all have a responsibility to be kinder to the planet, and reducing waste is a big part of that. A lot of people don’t really think about the waste that they create, and they’d probably be surprised if they knew how much it is. The good news is, there are lots of simple ways that you can cut back on the waste that you create at home and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. These are some of the best changes to make right away if you want to cut back on waste and save yourself some money at the same time.
Get A Water Bottle
In the last few years, we have been talking a lot about plastic waste and how we can reduce it. One of the easiest ways to do that is to stop buying bottled water because you just don’t need it. All you have to do is get a water bottle and fill it up before you leave the house. You can even get collapsible ones that are easy to transport so you can carry it with you wherever you go. This one simple change will help you to stop a lot of plastic waste over time.
Plan Your Meals
Food waste is such a huge problem, but most people don’t even realize it. We throw out so much food every day but with one simple change, you can avoid it completely. All you have to do is start planning your meals. The reason that we waste so much food is that people buy more than they need and then food goes bad before it gets used. That means you’re buying food, putting it in the refrigerator for a week, then throwing it in the bin, so you may as well be flushing that money down the toilet. But if you plan your meals each week, you can buy the exact ingredients that you need, and nothing will go to waste. Your weekly grocery shop will cost less and you won’t be wasting food.
Repair Instead Of Replace
We tend to think about the small things that we throw away but what about the big stuff like kitchen appliances or TVs? When something goes wrong, we simply throw it out and buy a new one, but that is so wasteful. Instead, you should call an appliance repair company and have them take a look. In some cases, there is nothing that they can do and you will have to replace things. But usually, they will be able to fix it so you save a lot of money and it’s better for the environment.
Shop At Zero Waste Stores
This one can be tough depending on where you live, but there are a lot of zero waste stores popping up all over the place. They allow you to use refillable containers for things like pasta, rice or washing up liquid. If you can use one of these stores, you will be able to cut back on plastic waste a lot.
These are all simple changes that you can make to reduce waste around the home and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.