7 Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home

7 Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home

The idea of reducing waste in one’s life and home can seem like an overwhelming task, but rest assured it’s much simpler than you think! Here are 7 ways to reduce waste in your home that are simple changes you can make:

1. Get to know the rules of recycling

Even though reusable packaging is suggested, it is good to have a recycling system in your home. Try to do some research on the recycling symbols that are on the packaging items. Keep a note on your phone that you can revert back to what the symbols mean – before you know it, you will know it all offhand!

2. Ditch the plastic bags

Use your own shopping bags! This is one of the simplest ways to reduce waste and to do your part in saving the planet. Keep some cloth/ reusable bags in the trunk of your car or close to your front door, so you can just grab them when heading out.

3. Make a meal plan

Planning your meals weekly/ monthly and try to shop for food you know you will eat, so you don’t have to throw away unnecessary amounts of food that went off.

4. Start relying on reusable containers

Storing food in proper containers will help them last longer. Glass containers are great investments and can be reused for any food storing!

5. Start composting

Instead of throwing away fruit/ veg/ other food scraps – try composting it! Those scraps are full of nutrients and are amazing for your garden. No food will go to waste, you will have a stunning healthy garden and you are helping to save the planet – how awesome is THAT?

6. Learn to repair rather than discard

It’s easy when something broke to just throw it away and buy a new one. Next time, when something in your household has stopped working, spend a few minutes to see if it’s fixable, rather than throwing it away and ordering a new one.

7. STOP buying plastic water bottles

Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee at their favorite coffee spot in the morning before starting our busy day, OR pop into the shop and buy a bottle of water to keep us hydrated during the day? Unfortunately, these water bottles and paper coffee cups are HUGE wastes of material. Try rather investing in a durable water bottle and a travel coffee cup – there are so many cute designs out there!

(Source: Huffpost.com)

We hope, if you haven’t already, try to implement these 1 or more of these 7 ways to reduce waste in your home and everyday life rubies. Let’s make the world a better place!

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17 thoughts on “7 Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home

  1. Jayshree P. says:

    Recycling plays such an important part in our lives and society these days. Our company has given us reusable coffee mugs . Have to try and implement a recycle plan at home.

  2. Karen B. says:

    These articles are so so needed to remind us on recycling. I have developed the discipline of making sure I have my re-usable shopping bags in my car every time I pop to the shops.
    I will definatley make use of the “Get to know the rules of recycling” and “Learn to repair rather than discard” ways so I can reduce waste overall

  3. Keketso D. says:

    I already have taught my kids (3 &4 years)to not through away any veggies or fruits peels in the dustbin but they through them on the garden because plants needs to eat too. Also the plastic bottles we have a reusable bag for that so when its full we call the collector to pick it up and get ourselves some extra cash… my kids know whenever they see plastic bottles they’ll say ” mommy money money” even though it’s annoying at times but they remind me we need that cash,and we’ll pick it up and sell them.

  4. Annah teto R. says:

    These article has lot of information thank you for the advice I always carry a re- usable bag in my hand bag when going for shopping and also I will try to implement some of The method to reduce waste in my home I really appreciate all the love and care you giving us rubybox ❤️❤️

  5. Natasha S. says:

    I will definitely try to implement a recycling system in our home. I Love using  my cloth/ reusable bags when going to shop so I am on the right track☺ 👍 Meal planning is very important this really does save one a pretty penny when you not buying unnecessary items. I Love storing food in containers, It’s easy to access and one knows what you have in the grocery cupboard. I should work on composting, which is really a great idea. “Learn to repair rather than discard” Love that and agree one shouldn’t be so quick to just dump first check if it can be saved. Will try to reduce buying plastic bottles for sure. I am enjoying all your reading material Rubybox keep up the great work! ☺Thank You Rubybox Loving the tips and looking forward to the next article!☺