Home and Garden

How to reduce household waste

Less rubbish, it’s possible! Garbage, peels, leftovers, paper and cardboard are all wasted. These are reusable resources. And their incineration contributes to global warming. But beyond recycling and selective sorting, which have their limits, commonsense actions give results. By reducing waste at the source, you can reduce its trash in half. Following are few tips to control waste at home recommended by rubbish removals Cardiff.

PROHIBIT DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS

They represent about 8% of waste per capita and per year, or more than 30 kilos. They include ban wipes, disposable dishes, single-use cameras and the Aqua tube toilet paper.

LIMIT PACKAGING

Avoid as much as possible packaging and over packs. Prefer refills or homemade products. Also think of products sold in bulk. With exception, prefer tap water to bottled water. Do not be fooled by the fashion of plant plastics.

OPT FOR REUSABLE PRODUCTS

Invest in products that last longer. Choose what is reusable. Buying rechargeable batteries (or rechargeable batteries) can drastically limit waste. Replace paper towels with tea towels, paper coffee filters with a washable filter, aluminum foil with plastic containers, a disposable pen with a refillable pen.

REDUCE PAPER CONSUMPTION

Reduce e-mail printing or paper output of documents. Many of them are searchable and digitally archival. Privilege online services: billing for water, electricity, telephone, ISP; tax return, Social Security reimbursement tracking.

COMPOSING KITCHEN WASTE

On average, kitchen waste accounts for 45 kg / inhabitant per year. If you have a garden, practice individual composting. This action alone would reduce household waste by 30 to 40% per year per person. If you do not have a garden, check with your community to find out if you have a collective composting near you.

REUSE WASTE FROM THE GARDEN

Remember to recycle lawn clippings, dead leaves and plant sizes. Green waste represents on average 160 kg per person per year. Mulching and composting allow reuse on site.

MANAGE RISKY WASTE WELL

Risky waste includes Drugs, batteries, small electrical and electronic equipment, paint cans, solvents, old radio shots and light bulbs. Some types of waste should absolutely not be thrown in the garbage because they require a special process at the end of life. They must therefore be returned, depending on the case, in a shop, waste disposal center or pharmacy.

GIVE

Furniture, clothes that no longer serve consider giving them a second life.  Rather than throw them away, Textile collection containers recover clean clothes, household linen, but also small leather goods and portable footwear. Some municipalities have signed a contract with Le Relais, an Emmaus subsidiary, others with private companies.

 

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