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What Is A Zero Waste Home And How Can You Create One?

There are some people who read dangerous statistics about the increasing plastic waste every day. And then there are some people who do something about it. The Zero Waste Movement is led by such people who pledge to do everything they can to not contribute to the world’s plastic menace.

Zero-waste living means to reduce landfill-bound trash to the bare minimum. It can be created when a family is committed to leaving a lighter footprint. These people are able to save 40 {0769f9e165250301569ce67f54c3b81bedf5c586a0e9647f6b8ae1e655ecebb0} of their living expenses just by reprioritizing their habits. If you have a look at the contents of your dustbin, you will realize that much of the trash could be avoided by taking simple decisions on a daily basis.

According to experts, following these 5 R’s can move you closer towards achieving the zero waste goal:

  1. Refuse what you do not need :

Who does not like to collect free stuff? But this is the stuff that makes up most of our trash. We need to control what we collect and refuse what we do not actually need.

  • Reduce what you do need :

De-clutter and reorganize your shopping list so that it does not have anything you do not absolutely need.

  • Reuse by using reusables:

Reusable items like cloth bags, metal or glass straw, biodegradable cutlery and food containers are a must if you are aiming for a zero waste lifestyle. By using such reusable items, you can avoid single-use plastic to the maximum extent. Revive and repurpose food scraps into jams or jellies to reduce the food waste.

  • Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce or reuse.

Try to use metal, glass or cardboard instead of single-use plastic as most of the plastic that is meant for recycling finally ends up dumped in a landfill or the ocean. Old CD’s, cartons, plastic lids, and bottles can be creatively recycled to decorate the interior of your home as well as the garden to hold the plants.

  • Rot (compost) the rest.

Vermicomposting is an organic and effective way of quickly turning your organic waste into usable compost for your garden. You can practice backyard composting or internal composting if you do not have enough space for an outdoor compost at your home. To properly manage your compost, keep track of what you put in and the proportion of the ingredients you put in it.

So start eliminating today to live a much healthier and profitable life.

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