Reducing Waste Over The Winter Period

13th of May 2019

Many people have a tough time managing household waste. This is especially true during winter. Putting in some thought on how to effectively manage waste will help you get organised. You can save a lot of money if you plan everything and also decrease the impact on the environment. Here are a few ways in which you can reduce waste during the winter period:

  1. Switch From Plastic To Cotton Bags

Even a small thing like switching to cotton bags will significantly reduce the amount of waste generated. Make it a point to carry a reusable cotton bag each time to go shopping, rather than accepting plastic bags from the store. Store the bags in a place that you won’t forget, either your kitchen or the trunk of your car so you always have one handy when you go shopping. Using cotton bags isn’t limited to shopping for groceries. You can carry these when you shop for tools or other such items as well. 

  1. Avoid Using Bottled Drinks Unless You Have To

Plastic water bottles and other bottles are the primary sources of waste in many areas. It is true that bottled water is much safer than tap water in certain territories, however, people living in areas where it is not a problem should opt for tap water instead. This is much more economical for you and safer for the environment as well.

  1. Use Less Paper

People today prefer working on their laptop or computer. This gives them very few excuses for having a ton of paper waste in their houses. Take some measures to reduce the amount of paper you buy or thinks you get by snail mail. This is will also help save you time on sorting through piles of paper later on. Start reading news online instead of newspapers.

  1. Donate Whenever Possible

Donating items like old clothes, electronic equipment or things that you have no use for is an excellent option rather than throwing them in the trash. In addition to this, you will also be helping homeless people with warm clothes. A few things you could donate:

  • – Old clothes and blankets could be given to the poor.
  • – Many schools accept donations of old computers and other electronic items.
  • – You can also contact homeless shelters, thrift stores or donations centers to give old furniture, fabrics or items you are done using.

Impact of Waste on the Environment

If people don’t start managing waste now, by 2030 all local and business areas will be sending more than 200,000 tonnes of waste a year. Landfills will not be capable of handling the amount of garbage.

The garbage buried decomposes over time and emits greenhouse gases, mainly methane. This gas is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Waste management is critical, especially during wintertime and you can use our services to handle any additional waste you might have in your home.

 

For any more information regarding waste management solutions send Solo Resource Recovery your queries via this Contact Us form or the numbers listed on this page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We provide excellent waste management solutions for the government, households and various businesses.