Time to Act: Use These Ways to Cut Waste
In spite of raising awareness about climate change and the reasons behind it, the use of non-renewable resources hasn’t been reduced massively. Glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and there is an increasing number of animal deaths due to plastic bags. Debates and discussions are being held on how to reduce waste both on a national and international level.
Discussions on this subject are important and contribute to creating awareness worldwide but nothing is going to change until we start taking action. Any contribution to reducing waste in important. With a reduction in pollution the quality of life for everyone from plants to wildlife to humans will be vastly improved.
One of the most important concerns about the current climate change is the lack of waste management. Here are a few ways how you can cut waste from your daily routine.
- Use Jute/Cloth Bags
The use of plastic bags has become quite common in today’s world. The governments have imposed serious laws regarding the use of plastic especially in supermarkets. There are replacements of plastic bags that are available in the market right now, such as jute bags and cloth bags. Stores often charge extra for giving you a plastic bag. They encourage the use of reusable bags as this will save you money and help you cut waste. You should aim to minimise the use of plastic bags as much as possible.
- Carry Your Own Cup
This is an important point. Remember how you hop in a coffee shop and order a coffee for takeaway. Most of the takeaway cups are made from non-renewable plastic and you can eliminate them from your daily routine by carrying your own cup.
Coffee shops will be more than happy to serve you in your cups. You could invest in a thermal mug and keep your drink for a longer duration.
- Avoid Using Bottled Water
The use of bottled water is one of the major causes of the increasing amount of plastic in our ecosystem. The important point here is that people usually use bottled tap water and not mineral water. These plastic water bottles are non-renewable and you can cut it from your daily routine by drinking tap water or filtered water.
Carry your own water bottle and use it instead of buying bottled water every time you are thirsty. This will not only help you save a significant amount in your daily budget but will also contribute to a good cause.
- Reuse When You Can
Scientists are still trying to figure out how to replace the usage of non-renewable resources with renewable sources and until it is implemented, you can promote an eco-friendly lifestyle by reusing when you can.
For instance, if you have bought bottled water, you can reuse the bottle to store drinking water for the next few days. You can start using cloth/jute bags and you can reuse them whenever you go out for shopping.
You can do many things in your day to day life to help cut waste and help make the world a cleaner more eco friendly place to live. These are just a few suggestions of many.