5 Ways To Minimize Environmental Waste

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Andrew

Minimizing waste is one of the ways you can contribute to a healthier environment. As the most dominant species in the world, our role is key in this regard and the responsibility is even greater. Waste minimisation can effectively protect the environment, but it also raises environmental responsibility and thus reduces the impact environmental waste has by promoting a more responsible and sustainable society.

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There are many ways to minimize environmental waste. There’s isn’t one uniform, ideal, environmentally-friendly way to reduce waste but rather a number of ways that deal with waste properly and efficiently. The greatest percentage of environmental waste comes from industrial processes, while household waste constitutes a relatively small percentage of it. Still, it is equally important to know your role as a household owner and what you can do to make less environmental waste. Here are five ways you can do that.

Minimize E-waste

In today’s modern world, millions of consumer electronic devices are manufactured every day and most of them find a customer. Thus, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of e-waste going around but there is something you can do about it. Always re-evaluate if you really need a brand new device, perhaps enhancing your current device by upgrading it or simply taking good care of it will be enough. If you absolutely have to buy a new one, make sure it’s environmentally friendly and dispose the old one in proper recycling bins.

Recycle or Dispose of Waste Properly

Using proper recycling bins is of the utmost importance, but there are cases where it’s not so convenient or possible due to nature of the waste. Still, there are services that tend to enviro waste rubbish removal and do the job for you so remember that you always have options.

Choose Environmentally Friendly Products

When buying products, choose the ones that you can use multiple times rather than using them once. Products that are labelled reusable or refillable should be your primary choice. Also, opting for products made of recycled content also helps the cause greatly.

Pay Attention to Packaging

A simple notion that goes a long way, items with less packaging creates less waste. Be on the lookout for items that have double-packaging – individually packaged items that come inside of a another package. Also, try to buy products packaged in recycled cartons so you can reuse those cartons and effectively take part in recycling.

Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk is effective in more ways than one. It will save you of money and reduce waste at the same time rather than buying individual packages. In many products packaging makes up a significant part of the weight and thus makes more trash by volume. Food is an excellent example as there is less packaging in bulk and you can store it in a freezer. If you can, always buy items in bulk so that you can reuse those containers for another time.

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings

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