7 Ways To Reduce Garbage
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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Garbage
According to the EPA, including commercial garbage, Americans generate an average of 230 million tons per tons per year-- 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day. There are easy steps we can take to cut that number down. Here are some great ideas:
1- Conduct a trash/recycle audit. Identify what is generating your personal trash by tracking your trash disposal for period of time. Earth911.com offers tips to plan and conduct your own waste audit.
2- Don't buy beverages in single services bottles or cans.
3-Don't buy bottled water. Invest in a water bottle with a filter.
4-Never use disposable plastic shopping bags. The average American takes home 1500 plastic bags a year. Invest in reusable bags.
5- Buy bulk sizes. Individually packaged items or smaller sizes produces much more waste.
6- Stop junk mail. Take time to opt out of mail lists. Click here to add your name and address to the National Do Not Mail List.
7- Don't buy anything disposable. Invest in quality products that will last.