How can you reduce your waste?
Reuse, reduce, recycle. Ways you can reduce your waste around you home and in every day life.
How can I reduce food and rubbish waste to help the environment?
It's a question that we all think about, but often don't know where to start. It can seem like a huge project, with so many steps and potential pitfalls. But reducing your food and rubbish waste doesn't have to be complicated—it only has to be a routine part of your day. Here are some tips for how you can get started:
1) Consider how much food you actually eat every day. Think about what you throw away most often, then consider how many times you've purchased that item in the past week or month (or year). If it's something that you don't use very often, consider making it yourself next time instead of buying it at the store. For example, if you buy a lot of tortillas but only use them once or twice per month when making tacos or burritos, consider making tortillas from scratch instead of buying them pre-made at the store.
2) Keep track of what you're throwing away in your kitchen trashcan so that you know exactly what types of waste are contributing most heavily to your overall amount of trash production. This will help you identify which items are taking up space unnecessarily—and which ones could be replaced with
Reducing Food Waste
If you're looking for ways to help the environment and reduce food and rubbish waste, it's time to start cooking!
Cooking at home is one of the easiest ways to save money, reduce waste and make sure your food is as healthy as possible. And cooking real food means that there's no packaged or processed ingredients.
There are also many tips and tricks you can use when cooking at home to make sure that your food isn't wasted:
- Buy foods when they're in season and then freeze them so they'll last longer.
- Make sure your refrigerator temperature is set to between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius (37-41 degrees Fahrenheit), which will keep food fresher for longer.
- Use leftovers in other meals or freeze them for later use.
- If you've got vegetables with green tops or roots, put them in a bag in the freezer until you're ready to use them - then just pull them out whenever you want!
Reducing rubbish waste
You can help the environment by reducing waste. The best way to do this is to stop buying things you don’t need and to buy things that will last a long time.
The world is getting more and more crowded and we're running out of places to put the rubbish. According to a study published by the World Bank, in 2025 there will be 1.6 billion tonnes of plastic in landfills.
The problem is that plastics take up to 1000 years to degrade, so we need to come up with new ways of dealing with it. We also need to stop using so much plastic and find alternatives for single-use packaging.
Here are some ways you can reduce your waste:
1) Buy products in bulk and avoid single-use plastic bags and containers
2) Compost food scraps and yard waste instead of throwing them away
3) Recycle whenever possible - even if it's just one thing!
If you are going to buy something, make sure that it is made of recycled materials or biodegradable materials so that it can be broken down easily. If you can’t find one of these things, try to find a product that can be reused or repurposed in some way. For example, if you want to buy a new lampshade for your table lamp, consider finding a vintage lampshade at a flea market instead of buying a new one.
Another way to reduce your waste is by recycling things like cans and bottles. Most cities have recycling programs, so check with your local government to find out how to get involved!
Another thing you can do is reuse items around your house instead of throwing them away after using them once or twice. For example, when you get your groceries home from the store, put them in reusable containers instead of using plastic bags; when you eat something out of the bag or box that it came in, save it so that next time you won’t have to use plastic wrap again; if there is any leftover food on your plate after dinner, put it in the fridge instead of throwing it away.