With the increasing population at an alarming rate, there has been a significant increase in the amount of waste as well. If we do not take substantial steps to reduce waste or get rid of whatever waste we have created, then there will be a rise in pollution as well. We need to do something soon. Very soon!
Here are 7 ways to reduce waste.
1. Use reusable bottles and travel mugs.
All the plastic or coffee paper cups we use end up in the trash, increasing the waste around as they cannot be recycled. Hence, carry your travel mugs and bottles which can be reused and be thrown away once you are done with them.
2. Tote bags, Sandwich bags.
Tote bags are becoming a trend now as people are becoming more and more aware of the effects of the use of plastic. Keep a few tote bags in your car or vehicle and use them whenever you are on a shopping trip.
3. Make cloth bags.
Use your creativity and make some cloth bags on your own by using old fabric which you have kept in the corner of your wardrobe.
4. Say NO to straws and disposable utensils.
Use reusable steel utensils or other bamboo options and say a big NO-NO to disposables.
5. Choose boxes over plastic bags.
While shopping, go for items packed in cardboard boxes rather than plastic bags and bottles or cans.
6. Buy big!
Instead of going for single-serving items which come in plastic wraps go for bulk purchasing which come packaged in boxes, and this will avoid you making so many trips to the mall and save a lot of money.
7. Return reusable containers.
In this way, you are making a significant contribution to reducing a lot of waste!