According to the 2019 World Census, our current population is at 7.7 BILLION people. Think about the waste just one person produces each day and imagine the impact if we re-use, reduce, and recycle. We’ve found a great article that gives you helpful tips in reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Reduce and Recycle Paper at Home and at the Office
Not just at home, but also in the office, can each of us have a protective impact on our world. It is estimated that over 90% of office waste can be recycled. While some of our records need to be stored on the paper, e-billing and emailing can greatly reduce the paper waste that comes every day in the snail mail. It’s easy to switch to the non-paper route, and it eliminates the annoying daily chore of sorting through the smelly junk mail.
Repair Don’t Replace
“A stitch in time is worth nine” is the premise for extending the life of your appliances, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. The normal wear and tear of your household major appliances are covered in home warranty coverage. Keeping up the maintenance of your appliances can save thousands in replacement costs.
Replace Single Use Plastic with Reusable Alternatives
The ubiquitous water bottles, grocery bags, trash, and recycle bags are part of our daily life. They don’t have to be. If you forget that reusable grocery bag, which many of the stores either give away or sell at a small price, then ask for paper. It will degrade in your lifetime. Also, try buying recycled trash and recycle bags.
A reusable water bottle and coffee thermos can replace those single-use plastic options and take away our need for straws. Straws disrupt our recycle centers and cause injury to ocean life. Starbucks and most of the other coffee chains will make up your favorite drink in your own reusable thermos.
Buy In Bulk
All the packaging that comes with smaller size products has a greater impact on the waste stream than large, bulk alternatives. Saving the environment comes with savings in your wallet.