Unfortunately, none of us have a zero-waste lifestyle, but it's about time we realize that we need to take care of our planet.
The negligence has only resulted in our environment becoming polluted with contaminants and toxins that have harmful health implications.
One effective solution that can benefit the community and environment is recycling.
Collecting products that otherwise would be thrown away as trash and processing them to manufacture newer products is known as recycling. Simple right?
Here are 5 simple ways you could contribute to the planet by reducing waste in your home:
1. Plastic bags
We're all guilty of making use of non-biodegradable plastic bags. But instead of relying on them, why not make use of reusable bags made out of cloth or other recycled materials?
2. Meal plan
Food wastage is a massive problem in households around the world. One simple rule to follow is to buy groceries that you know for sure that you will eat. Tons of food items end up in the garbage unused.
Sure, disposable paper plates and plastic utensils eliminate the need to get your hands dirty and save you time and water; but they increase your carbon footprint.
Similarly, plastic water bottles and paper coffee cups can be replaced with durable water bottles and coffee thermos. You'll be a lot less wasteful and a whole lot hydrated!
3. Cancel the mail
If your mailbox still gets overloaded with junk mail and catalogs, you're doing something very wrong!
So, pick up your phone and cancel all your subscriptions for unsolicited junk mail. The amount of paper you'll be wasting will decrease dramatically, and your coffee table will take a sigh of relief for not being cluttered.
4. Repair rather than discard
It's time we learned to repair something that is broken rather than tossing it in the trash and proceeding to purchase a new item. Invest in high-quality goods, and in case it malfunctions, challenge your thought process to fix it.
Composting is a natural process that involves decomposing organic matter into organic or inorganic compounds. If you have an extra bin at home, start composting.
Your excess food can be fed back into the garden to lower your impact on the planet. Win-win, isn't it?
Recycling greatly reduces the amount of waste sent each year to landfills and incinerators.
You can proceed to recycle household items such as books, old electronics, coffee pods, shoes, batteries, ink cartridges, aerosol cans, seasonal decorations, and clothing through the methods made available to you.
The Naked Company is determined to eliminate all harmful chemicals and excess packaging that may be found in traditional bathroom products.
Our organic Dental Crush toothpaste tablets significantly reduce the need for toothpaste tubes that would otherwise end up contributing to landfills, and our Eco Bamboo Toothbrushes can be up-cycled or composted.
We're a cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly oral care brand that are striving to be 100%plastic-free.
Browse through our Naked Collection, and we'll plant a tree for you upon each purchase!