There is all this talk about converting to zero-waste and package-free in households in effort to help conserve energy, but in most cases, the solutions being given are not necessarily realistic for everybody’s lifestyle. Recycling and segregating waste is a given, but what else can be done to lessen everyday waste?
Here are 7 easy and simple tricks to cut down on waste, save energy, and benefit your bank account all at the same time!
1. Grow your own lettuce, garlic and green onions
Vegetables such as green onions, garlic and lettuce are one of the easiest plants to grow from scraps, in your own kitchen. Growing your own vegetables will save you some money and cut down on plastic and styrofoam waste that these vegetables are originally packaged in.
2. Avoid using paper towels
Paper towels take up so much space and cost money. Switching over to homemade cloth napkins will be better for the environment, and save you some change. Scroll down for an easy and attractive way to make dish cloths.
3. Use a reusable menstrual cup
It would probably be weird at first, but you and the environment will thank yourself after!
4. Keeping your fridge and freezer always full saves in energy
Having your fridge and freezer full will maintain the temperature, hence not use up additional energy every time you open and close the door. Scroll down below to check out the list of all the foods you can freeze!
5. Start reusing produce bags
Aside from going to the grocery with reusable shopping bags, produce bags are also a great way to skip on waste! They keep your fruits and vegetables well-aerated and you don’t have to use those plastic bags that are given for free in the fruit and vegetable section when weighing your produce.
6. Convert all statements and bills to electronic copies
Receiving your bills through your email is just so much more convenient than all this paper waste in your front door.
7. Consolidating your plugs in one electronic strip
Using one electronic strip for all plugs will save you on electrical costs because all electricity can be shut down with one flip of a switch when no one needs to use them.
Which of these tips and tricks will best suit your lifestyle?
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