Ways to Reduce Waste

On average, 4.3 pounds of waste is generated each day. 55% of the 220 million tonnes of waste produced in the U.S. end up in more than 3500 landfills every year. There are many ways you can reduce your waste and save money. This will help the Earth be a cleaner place. These ten easy steps can make a huge difference in your daily life!

  • Reusable containers and bags. Take them along with you to shop, transport, and for packaging food. For food storage, we recommend bags made of recyclable material and glassware.
  • You can also reuse water bottles, coffee cups, and plates! Get reusable, refillable kitchenware that can be reused and recycled instead of plastic and paper.
  • Avoid individually wrapped products, especially those in snack packs and single-serving containers.
  • You can start composting in your yard and kitchen. You can also compost yard and food scraps into fertilizer.
  • Online bill payment Paperless payments to your bank and other bills can help save trees. Americans get about 30 pounds of junk mail per year. It is possible to reduce paper consumption by taking a few moments to unsubscribe from junk mail.
  • You can also go paperless in your kitchen! Use reusable napkins and washcloths instead of paper towels.
  • Recycle more! Before you start a new notebook, fill up your old one. Print both sides of your shopping list using recycled paper or old envelopes.
  • Bulk purchase is possible You can also save money by buying bulk!
  • You can reuse old items like old t-shirts for cleaning or old food containers for storage.
  • Donate old goods. Donate your old clothes, furniture, books and other items. It is better than disposing of it and can help someone who needs it.

You can find more information on how to reduce waste by reading our how-to guides for reducing, reuse, and recycling.

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