The Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA claims that every individual generates waste, weighing around 4.5 pounds, on an average, every day. Use this value to estimate the amount of weight generated on a yearly basis, and the total value will cross over 1.5 tons. You might have heard that almost 75% of solid waste can be recycled. A lot of industry experts disagree with this and state that only 30% of the total waste is recycled.
Yes, we know the ratio is quite less, and as much as you try to recycle, there will still be plenty of waste to handle. So what is a better idea? The best way to manage trash and reduce is to produce it in lesser quantities. The less trash produced, the easier it is to deal with. So how do you do this? Here is what he advised:
Use the trash for another purpose
If you actually get down to thinking about it, you will realize that there are plenty of ways with which trash can be reused. Ponder it over and we know you will be able to come up with some great ideas or use these ideas here on our blog. You can always search the internet for suggestions.
Buy products carefully
The market is filled with items that are designed so that you can conveniently dispose of them and throw them away. Avoid buying all of these products and instead purchase items that can be washed and reused. Anything that will eventually end up in a landfill after hardly being utilized is not what you should spend money on.
Buy less stuff
Most of us already have everything we need in life; do we really need to add more? Why buy more stuff if it’s stuff you’re only going to throw away? Difficult as it may be to act on this advice, it not only reduces trash, but also helps you in spending less money.
Donate to the needy
If there are things that you do not need anymore, do no throw them away. Donate them to a charitable organization and they will probably come up with some use for it. This is so much better than letting all those unwanted items sit in a landfill.