Five Tips To Stay Waste-Free At Home

it’s week four of physical distancing, staying indoors and washing our hands. Needless to say, there has been some disruption to our routines! With all this time we’re now spending at home, here are some of our recommendations on how you can continue (or start) to be waste-free at home:

1. Sort Out Garbage: With everyone being home now, sorting out your trash can seem a bit of a chore, but don’t let that deter you! You can turn it into a family activity and use it as a learning opportunity to know what waste goes where. Most cities have apps with guidelines on how to best sort the trash.

2. Make a Meal Plan: Not only will this habit help you buy only what you need, you can take requests from family members or have themed dinner nights. It’s also a handy skill that will make essential grocery runs efficient and timely.

3. Start Composting: Composting is a great way to cut down on food waste. Did you know, that almost half the food you throw away, is compostable! Turn this into a fun weekend activity and build a composting bin for your household, along with a list of food items that can go in it.

4. Reduce Unnecessary Mail: This might seem unconventional, but imagine your coffee table free of irrelevant pizza coupons or car wash deals that won’t ever be redeemed! You can avoid this by placing a “no junk” sticker on your mailbox.

5. Ditch The Plastic Bags: One of the easiest way to reduce waste we produce is to ditch those plastic bags! The average plastic bag is only used for 12 minutes…keep a few reusable bags in your car, or by the door will help you remember to grab them.

Let us know how are trying to be waste-free at home! #AlwaysGiving


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