Waste reduction is one of the biggest step towards sustainability of our environment. We are busy improving our career, work, income, etc. In this busy life, we often forget about the environment. But we fail to understand that ignoring the environment will ultimately increase the economic burden and hence our life will get harder and harder. For instance, if you simply use more plastic bags and makes a lot of waste, the government has to spend a lot of money in managing those waste products. To do that the government may increase tax rates and hence economic burden on yourself will increase.
So, you should think of some ways to reduce waste without taking much of your time. Here are some creative ways to reduce your waste.
Use your foods properly
Many a times, you waste raw or uncooked foods simply because you have nothing to do with those. But you may lack the ideas that you can use them in other ways and prevent making them a waste. May be the cut portion of the vegetable cannot be eaten but you can use them as compost in your garden. It saves you money as there will be no need to buy compost separately which you do regularly. Hence you can keep the uncooked food waste in a composter bin and later you can use them in your garden.
Use plastic in another way
Sometimes it is hard to avoid plastic bottles. You may have got gift or may have had to buy one bottled water. There was no way. Now what you can do is, you should not just throw whenever you are done with that plastic bottle. You can use that plastic bottle in some other way. For example, you can cut the bottle one third and place it in the bathroom for keeping brush and toothpaste. You can also use other plastic can make it a plant pot. It will be one of the cutest ideas to move towards sustainability. You can also do another amazing thing with a plastic bottle. You can make some small holes on the surface of the cap. By doing this, you turn the whole plastic bottle into a watering can. Now water your plants and trees by keeping water in the bottle and you can easily sprinkle water with this can. Above all, you should remember that you should avoid buying plastic bottles as much as possible. Try to buy cokes that come in glass bottles.
You might be thinking what creativity this point has. Yes, there is no such creativity in this but this is one of the biggest ideas to reduce your waste and at the same time to contribute to the social development. You can simply give away your untouched cooked foods to donation camps or directly to the poor people. You can share some of your meals with them who are around you but are needy. You can also give your food waste to them who has pets. Thus, you do not have to donate extra money or from your hard earnings. Just instead of wasting and increasing the burden of managing them, you can simply donate the foods and other things like clothes (which you are not going to use anymore), objects, mobile phones and even furniture.
Yes, this is another creative ways to reduce a big section of waste. If you give up subscriptions of magazines and other newspapers, instead you can use mobile applications to read newspapers and magazines online, it is much better for the environment as well as for yourself. You can save a lot of money also. Even buying books from stores and making your house a big library, you even may not have enough space to move. Instead you can simply buy electronic version of that book and read it in your smartphone or tablet. It will be handy as well as many books can be kept. What you need is a laptop or smartphone or tablet. You can have lots of books in it, you can read newspapers, you can write something or you can keep notes. If you do all of these, then, you do not have any idea how much good you are doing for the environment. It is one of the most sustainable and most creative lifestyles in this generation.
There are many more creative ways to make your lifestyle more sustainable by reducing the waste. Most of them are not only sustainable but also they are more convenient to you as well as economic.