Our 6 tips for making less rubbish
Here are some suggestions for those looking to minimize waste in their daily lives. Whether you aspire to become a dedicated zero-waste enthusiast or simply wish to cut down on excess trash, these tips will get you started.
Give experiences instead of things
You can purchase gift cards for various experiences and dining outings. Alternatively, create personalized ones, like a homemade lunch for a friend or a theater outing for your grandmother.
Clean with vinegar and baking soda
which handles the vast majority of cleaning jobs. That way, the shelf with cleaning products will be smaller, and the amount of chemistry in your home as well. A mixture of vinegar and water 1: 1 can be used as a universal cleaner.
Replace the paper towel with cloth napkins
which are good for both the environment and the eye! You can sew or cut napkins from eg old tablecloths or sheets. After use, they can be washed again and again.
Consider packing your sandwich in a lunchbox, storing salad in a repurposed jam jar, and carrying fruit in a cloth bag. Beginning with sustainable food packaging is an excellent way to reduce waste, and it also helps you avoid unwanted chemicals in your meals.
Did you know that most gift wrap can not be recycled to make new paper at all? Instead, wrap your gifts in boxes with a ribbon, cloth bag or scarf that you can give away as part of the gift or take home with you.
Use rechargeable batteries
If you're using electronics with disposable batteries, consider transitioning to rechargeable ones. Not only do rechargeable batteries save you money over time, but they also decrease the plastic packaging and spent batteries that contribute to environmental harm in landfills.
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