Every year, at the end of November, the European Union celebrates the European Week for Waste Reduction. Sounds not exactly glamorous, but it is a matter of great importance to make people aware of this problem, to teach them to minimize the waste.
After all, the enormous amount of waste that we produce every day is one of the biggest challenges not just for the environmental policy. It is a challenge that we all have to face. And a battle that we can win if we manage to change our habits.
We take the week as an opportunity to give you five tips on how to reduce the amount of household waste produced. Sure, some of them will sound familiar to you, but it does not hurt to repeat them.
And another thing: If you have some tips, you would like to share with us, please leave us a comment here or on Facebook.
Plan your grocery shopping
Sounds easy, but it needs to be explained. When you go shopping, you should know exactly what you need. So that you do not randomly throw things in the shopping cart to forget them afterwards in the fridge. Buy only what you need and actually consume.
Buy unpackaged foods
Most garbage is packaging waste, so if you buy unpackaged products, you generate less garbage at home. By the way, garbage, which not only consumes a lot of space, but is also difficult to recycle.
Do not buy small packages
Single-portion and pre-packaged products use large quantities of packaging, especially plastic, for small quantities of product. These mini packs produce a pile of garbage. And even disposable or so called use and throw products are a nuisance when it comes to garbage.
Choose packaging of recyclable material
If you have the choice, you can access packaging made from recyclable materials such as cardboard or glass. Since there is no difficulty in the separation of waste.
Use canvas shopper bags
Even though today most plastic bags are completely biodegradable, they are garbage that can easily be avoided. All you have to do is use and reuse tote bags.