Every day, there are a ton of garbages disposed of on over the world. Some are collected to be processed in the waste treatment center, but some are eliminated directly into the environment. As a result of this, our living surrounding is in threat of air, water, and soil pollution day by day. So, it’s a good idea to manage garbage at your home and classify it separately. It will not only control the amount of waste in your house but also good for the environment.
Kinds of waste you need to know
Waste comes in many different forms and is classified into many types. Rubbish found around the house can be a solid or liquid one and can be grouped into organic, recyclable or hazardous.
– Liquid waste: this waste includes dirty water, from cleaning house, organic liquids, wash water.
– Solid waste: consists of a variety of items in your home, and usually are these things:
+Paper waste: packing materials, newspaper, cardboard, etc.
+Plastic waste: bags, jars, bottles, etc.
+Tin and metals.
+Glass and ceramics.
– Organic waste: is common in any house like food waste, garden waste, rotten meat or left-over foods.
– Recyclable waste: paper, furniture or organic waste that can be turned into products and used again.
– Hazardous waste: includes all types that are toxic, corrosive or flammable.
After knowing these types of waste, you should segregate your house’ garbages into different bags and put it in bins for curbside pickup.
Use cloth bags replacing plastic bags
This green lifestyle is environmentally friendly and more and more popular over the world. You can reduce the amount of garbage considerably in your house with this simple thing.
It’s better if you bring along your bag when going to the supermarket or shopping. Not accepting plastic bags is a small thing but will significantly reduce the amount of plastic in your house.
Buy food which has less packaging
You maybe don’t notice, but products that come in boxes or wrapped in individual plastic per serving size will produce more waste. Try to look for food with minimal packaging or in the bulk section and store it in jars or glass to reduce plastic in your house.
Reduce bottled drinks unless you have to use
Bottled drinks are the primary source of waste and can produce a tremendous amount of garbage. Buy just one water bottle, and you can refill water at any time. It’s not only economical but also reduce your house’s waste.
Reuse and recycle
Big cardboard boxes can be reused to restore many things in your house like toys of your kid, scarcely used items, magazines or books.
Donating is also a good idea to make your house cleaner. Every several months, spare a day to manage garbage around your house. Donate items like old toys, old clothing, read books, magazines, or other things you don’t use anymore but can be used. Then you can contact charity organizations, local homeless home to donate these items.
Treat hazardous waste properly
Some items like batteries, electronic components, computer or light bulbs cannot be thrown out with other rubbish. Contact your local hazardous waste collector to treat them well.
Teach your children to segregate waste
It’s essential to give your children more knowledge about protecting the environment, at your house firstly. Guide them to manage garbage, put it into different pins then it can become a good habit afterwards.