Whether you still can't feel the urgency or not, it is always a wise move to recycle at home. By doing this we contribute to a collective effort of being environment-friendly, we can save money by not buying as much as we used to, and we can live without too many chemicals that may harm our lives. Here are surprising and very useful recycling tips you can follow easily.
9 Surprising Facts About Recycling To Reduce Waste At Home
Use these tips to better manage your waste at home
If you aim for zero waste for your house, start by recycling now. It would be a win – win situation for your family and the environment. It's very easy to do, and we give you easy recycling tips to start with. It will take some time adjusting to your new rules, but once you get used to it, you will definitely see changes. Read on to get some tips!
Recycling Tip #1. Buy food in bulk
This saves you from using more plastic when you buy in small amounts over time. Buying in bulk would mean you don't have to deal with individual packaging – which would give you more waste.
Recycling Tip #2. Love composting
If you really want to lessen your waste in the house, resort to composting. You can recycle fruit and vegetable peelings, paper towels, tea bags, coffee grinds, and more and place them in a compost pit. Aim to have rich soil by recycling your waste into plant food.
Recycling Tip #3. Buy quality products
Not only because you deserve the best, but because quality products take more time before they eventually wear out. This means you won't need to buy items from time to time, thus lessening your waste. Be it your clothes, or kitchenware, or containers, pick what is worthy.
Recycling Tip #4. Reuse packaging
Reuse cardboard boxes for clutter, or have your jars and containers cleaned to be used to hold ingredients, kitchen basics or even condiments. Reuse as much as you can.
Recycling Tip #5. BYOB
Bring your own bag. Whether shopping or doing grocery, it's wise that you bring your own bag so you don't have to use plastic or additional bags for your purchased items.
Recycling Tip #6. Refuse
So you think you need an additional cute set of kitchen containers or those plastic cups look too appealing for your next picnic. Remind yourself of your reusables at home and don't give in to artsy packaging if it means more waste on your part.
Recycling Tip #7. Ditch the plastic water bottle
Stop buying them. According to this research, bottled water is no safer than tap water. There's practically no difference, so when you stop buying bottled water, you also cease to purchase plastic bottles. Less waste.
Recycling Tip #8. Use cloth more
As cleaning tools or covers, a cloth can be your best friend. When you use cloth, you won't have a reason to use paper excessively (in the kitchen) or foil wraps for your food, or even for babies' diaper, there's cloth to replace it. Here is a tutorial on how to make a cloth wrap for food.
Recycling Tip #9. Go DIY
There's an organic replacement for your shampoo, home deodorants, bath salts, and cleaners. You just have to explore your natural options in order to go DIY. This way, you can lessen waste, reduce using chemicals and recycle whatever is available in your home.
You can always try to lessen waste by turning your items into decorative parts of your house, or functional storage items. Watch this video showing how tin cans are recycled and transformed for your needs: