Reduce your trash. Keeping as much as possible out of the landfill. Unless you live a zero waste lifestyle, there is always room for improvement when it comes to taking care of the planet. The idea of reducing one’s waste can be overwhelming, but so many of these steps are made easy today. The perfect place to start is in your own home.
Compost. Turn your food scraps, eggshells, newspaper and coffee grounds into an earth-friendly compost. This along with yard cuttings and leaves provide a very rich soil for growing your own plants and veggies.
Reuse shopping bags. Get in the habit of keeping shopping bags with you, don’t leave home without them.
Recycle your electronics. Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing forms of waste in the U.S.
Reusable Containers. Buy a refillable water bottle and a cute coffee thermos so you can take your beverages wherever you please. Use jars for storage, and cloth bags for buying in bulk.
Cancel unwanted mail. Go paperless where you can.