7 Ways to Decrease Waste
I know sometimes it may seem like it’s super difficult to live sustainably and to be more eco-friendly.
Don’t get me wrong, you can get super detailed into this which is amazing but there are also some really simple things you can do to live in a way that can help our environment!
I will share with you my seven easy tips along with some links of items that I use to reduce waste.
1. Use re-useable storage bags instead of single use zip-loc
I use re-useable bags all the time especially when I want to freeze stuff like fruit or extra beans I have made. They work amazing and you just hand wash them with soap and cold water. I’ll link the ones I like to use, they’re BPA free.
2. Use microfiber clothes for cleaning instead of paper
I used to go through so many paper towels when cleaning. I have small microfiber towels that I use for cleaning but you can even use old kitchen towels to clean. I know you still have to wash the towels but I still
feel it is less waste than going through so much paper.
3. Donate clothes that you no longer use or want.
Helping someone in need, helping the environment, and making you closet look cleaner and nicer….all around a win!
4. Use food huggers!
I love using these to store produce that I have cut such as lemons or onions. These are also BPA free and you can put them in the dishwasher!
5. Use re-useable napkins.
I’ve started doing this recently and honestly they look nicer anyway! I have these in black but they
come in a variety of colors to match your kitchen decor.
6. Use a re-useable water bottle.
If you only choose one thing on this list to do this should be it. Plastic water bottles create so much waste and are so bad for our oceans. I like to use glass water bottles. I personally like the ones with the straw lol, I’ll link my one here.
7. Actually eat your leftovers!
I was a culprit of letting my leftovers go bad but now I really try not to let food go to waste. Honestly, it’s less cooking for me so that’s an additional bonus. 🙂
I hope these tips help make it easier for you to live a little more sustainably. Not only is living this way beneficial for the environment, it will also benefit you! Caring for the environment is a powerful way to nurture your mind, body, and soul.
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