It’s Tuesday night and in my house that mean it’s time to take out the garbage and recycling to the road. Now, trash devastates ecosystems around the world. So what can we do as conscious consumers and producers to reduce this damage to ecosystems.
Reducing your waste in-take and out-take first can reduce the amount of garbage put into ecosystems. You can do this by gradually making small changes. Small changes can make a big impact. An great starting goal is looking at how much garbage you produce a week and then setting a goal to reduce that amount by 25-50%. Keep this going and before you know it you’ll be producing way less garbage than before.
2. Compost Uneaten Food
Composting food can free up a lot of room in your trash bag. It can be difficult to estimate food portions and sometimes life gets busy and we forget to eat those left-overs. It sucks but it happens. But by composting uneaten food you can enrich the soil in your yard and save room in the landfill. You can buy a counter top compost bucket or under the sink compost bucket online and at some larger retailers. It shouldn’t smell but if it does you can sprinkle saw dust in the bucket and it will absorb the odor. If you would like to convert your compost in to renewable energy you can check out this Kickstarter here.
Recycling can even make you mula in some states. Most packaging will tell you if the material can be recycled. There are tons of recycling centers around the states. And most residential areas have recycle pickup with your garbage pickup. Check out this town in Japan that doesn’t produce any waste!
4. Use a Plastic Trash Bag Alternative
Using a plastic trash bag alternative will produce less plastic waste and reduce the demand of plastic trash bags. Here are few options.
Potato Starch Trash Bags: Brand Name: If You Care
Cassava Trash Bags: Brand Name: Cleanbodia
Cornstarch Trash Bags: Brand Name: Green Legacy
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