As many of you will know I am a fan of being sustainable and having a lifestyle that allows us to look after our environment without damaging and polluting it overall. In this article I will give you an idea of how I try to make my overall lifestyle as sustainable as possible without going over the top! we all know the materials we use in everyday life have some form of impact on the environment so it is important to bear this in mind when going about our day to day lives.
Being Aware Of Your Waste
One of my biggest issues is waste. Waste is something that all of us produce and have to deal with on a day to day basis. The key challenge is to ensure that the waste is dealt with efficiently and safely. In an ideal word we would be able to recycle almost anything but unfortunately this is currently simply not the case. However an important step you can take to help reduce your waste and overall impact is to keep track of how much waste you produce and create a plan on how you can cut it down overall.
An example of common household waste is food. Personally the amount of food I waste in minimal but it used to be pretty bad. In order to reduce this overall waste I meal prep meals and only prepare what I know I can eat to ensure overall food waste is far less. Knowing how much you throw out on average and keeping track on this is an important step you can take in monitoring how much waste you are actually producing overall. If you fail to keep track of how much waste you are producing then this can build up and lead to a much bigger problem later on.
How You Can Reduce Your Waste Overall?
There are a range of different ways through which you can reduce your waste overall. One of the most popular ways of reducing waste overall that is used by many people across the UK is using your own bags. Using a backpack or your own bags is a great way in which you can cut down on your overall plastic use. In addition to this you can save money as in some store bags cost money.
An additional way in which you can cut down on waste overall is through using more eco-friendly brands and packaging. A trend which is emerging amongst many retailers and suppliers overall is to provide information about whether their packaging is recyclable and how it can be recycled. Many brands are supplying eco-friendly packaging to ensure that their goods can be recycled.
Taking Positive Action
In addition to the steps mentioned above , there is even more that you can do in order to take positive action overall. One of the best ways through which you can take positive action is by creating a blog or writing about the issue online. Doing this can help to spread awareness about the issue overall and ensure that more people potentially find out more about the waste we all produce and the overall impact it can have.