Easy Ways To Reduce Waste
I know sometimes it can 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 easy ways to reduce waste that won’t require a lot of time and effort.
And as a bonus, most of the tips in this post will end up saving you money! It’s so important that we each do our part to help the planet. With this post, I hope to help you see that this can be really easy.
All of taking small steps can help to create positive changes for Mother Earth!
7 Easy Ways To Reduce Waste Now!
1. Use re-useable storage bags instead of single use storage bags.
I use re-useable bags all the time especially when I want to freeze stuff like fruit or extra beans I’ve made. They work amazing! To clean them you just hand wash them with soap and cold water.
With this tip, you save money by buying bags one time AND help reduce the amount of single use plastic.
These are the bags I like (they’re BPA Free)–>
2. Use microfiber clothes for cleaning instead of paper towels.
I used to go through so many paper towels when cleaning. I personally have small microfiber towels that I use for cleaning currently, but you can even use old kitchen towels to clean. I know you still have to wash the towels but I still
feel that it’s less waste than going through so much paper. And again, this saves you money in the long term!
Microfiber Cleaning Towels–>
3. Donate clothes that you no longer use or want.
This is the one tip on this list that doesn’t save you money, but it still helps the environment and doesn’t cost anything. Many of us have those items of clothes that have been sitting in our closets for years without being worn… I know I’ve been guilty of this!
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 food huggers to store produce that I have cut such as lemons or onions. This tip helps reduce the use of single use plastics for storage and can help reduce food waste.
The ones I use are also BPA free and you can put them in the dishwasher!
These are the food huggers I use –>
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. I just throw these in the wash with towels. They give me a little extra laundry to fold but are totally worth it.
Re-Useable Cloth Napkins –>
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 personally like to use re-useable glass water bottles 🙂
Re-Useable Glass Water Bottle –>
7. Actually eat your leftovers!
I was a culprit of letting my leftovers go bad in the past 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! So remember to eat those leftovers!
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.
So remember these easy ways to reduce waste and help our planet and your wallet!