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Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle: How to Lessen Waste in Your Life
Let’s face it, times have changed. There is so much talk about global warming and the carbon footprint that we don’t have an excuses anymore to throw away perfectly good recyclables. Don’t worry, we aren’t here to scold you or pretend it’s easy as pie. But we are here to give you some tips on how to reuse and recycle for those who want to reduce waste in their lives this year.
So, read on, relax, and let us come up with the ideas on how we can reduce, reuse and recycle some of the most commonly wasted items in our lives.
4 Most Commonly Wasted Items
It’s an obvious one, and we're all guilty of disposing of food before its time. If the banana has a few brown spots that doesn’t mean it’s inedible, it means it's ready to be used in banana bread!
Here are a couple ways to reuse the food you would normally throw away (as well as the containers they come in!):
I know, I know, it’s so hard to get rid of clothes. What if your kids want them for their own children? What if you have another kid? What if someday the future of the human race depends on you surrendering little Julie’s overalls to the alien overlords? Let’s be honest. None of these reasons are worth holding onto those boxes of old clothes, so here are a few options of how to reuse and recycle to lessen the waste and create more space in the closet:
We live in the age of technology, so we know you’re bound to have some old gadgets lying around. Rather than have them rotting away and taking up space, why not put them to use?
Let’s be honest, how many of your drawers are full of useless papers that you never got around to throwing away? Probably a lot. Here are a few tips to ditch the clutter and reuse your items!
Making a Lasting Impact
To make a lasting impact, you have to get the kids involved with reducing waste for your family. Make recycling a family affair! If there isn’t a roadside recycling pick-up, make a weekly family trip to the recycling plant. It’s a great way to spend time with your kids, while teaching positive, sustainable values.
How are you reducing waste in your life? Let us know in comments!