Embracing Ways To Reduce Trash For Sustainable Living
Did you know that the average American produces 1,704 pounds of garbage a year? Too much trash has consequences for the environment. Most of the trash Americans produce can be greatly diminished if they are willing to make a few changes. Here is how you can do your part to reduce trash.
Why Reduce Waste?
Reducing waste will prevent toxic materials and chemicals from entering our environment. Doing so preserves wildlife and improves air quality. This allows nature to thrive and keeps our world functioning the way it is supposed to.
First and foremost, the obvious way to reduce waste is by recycling. Recycling plastic, aluminum, and composting allows companies to repurpose the materials into something else. This will not only optimize our material production but prevent things such as landfills and trash in the ocean.
Reducing trash can be as simple as bringing a reusable bag with you to the grocery store. This may seem like a small thing at first; however, over time this will lead to great things. Think about how many plastic bags you use every time you exit your local store. Even 5-10 bags a week can have drastic consequences over time. Investing in reusable bags is an inexpensive change that does a lot of good.
Pack Your Lunch in a Reusable Container
Just like for bags, using a container to bring your lunch every day will stop your production of Ziploc bags and saran wrap. On top of this, you could also bring a container with you to restaurants. Storing your food in an airtight container not only keeps it fresh for longer but prevents the styrofoam that amounts to a huge source of landfill waste.
Donate Your Old Items
Rather than recycling your old items and allowing them to be repurposed, why not let someone else get more use out of the item as it is? Donating your old items to a thrift store, a charity, or the homeless does not just benefit the environment, but the less fortunate as well. Try to find local services that you can complete this process so you can do your part to reduce trash.
Who Are We, and How Can We Help?
Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do – We utilize only the most advanced waste diversion strategies for your business. Striving to create environmentally responsible recycling solutions for all our clients, Royal Waste removes waste from your location and helps convert it to new products and commodities wherever possible. Our dedicated customer support team ensures any dumpster rental is conveniently suited to meet your exact needs. Call us today.