It’s become more important than ever for us to do our bit for the environment; with everyone working towards lessening their ecological footprint. Thinking about the types of products we buy, and how we consume and dispose of them, can really help us to reduce the waste we produce. If you have been looking to make changes at home in order to cut down on garbage, we’ve put a list together of 4 of the easiest ways to start!
Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfills. This is extremely important because this type of trash does not break down as easily in the dump, causing harmful gases like methane to be released into the atmosphere. When composted in the garden, food waste can break down properly as it remains above ground with access to fresh air. As a great plus, within a year, you have natural fertilizer to use for your garden and plants! If you don’t have access to a lot of space, we recommend investing in a compost bin (featured above) as a way to keep the mess hidden yet properly ventilated.
Reusable containers are a lifesaver when it comes to food: keeping cereals, rice, and pasta stored properly greatly extends shelf life and prevents undue waste. Don’t worry about storage when it comes to buying these containers either! Companies are offering a wide variety of options that nest tidily into each other to save maximum space. These are perfect for lunches, cooking, and for storing food in the fridge.
Large reusable shopping bags can be kept in the trunk of your car and used when needed to avoid buying and using tons of single-use plastic ones that end up being thrown away. They also have so many different potential uses outside of grocery shopping (beach bag, organization for the trunk, or a tote bag) that the one-time purchase will quickly become well worth it. Rechargeable batteries are also a great investment to reduce your everyday waste! You can simply charge them up and reuse them to save buying new ones each time, which creates even more packaging to throw away.
Planning ahead will save so much food going to waste, reducing your overall home waste significantly, and saving you money in the long run. Strive to plan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners weekly so that you can buy everything in advance, knowing exactly what you need and buying no more. As a fun thing for the family, you can buy a stylish chalkboard meal planner for the kitchen so everyone can know what’s happening this week!
It’s important for all of us to come together in order to have a positive effect on the world around us. You’ll find that adopting small changes like these can reduce the amount of waste you generate at home, and have a really positive impact on our environment! We, at Mosaik Homes, appreciate you taking the time to learn more about what you can do to help out every day.