Waste Reducing Tips: 3 Unconventional Ways To Go Green


You have a desire to reduce the amount of trash that your home produces. And small changes can make a difference because the average person may produce up to 4.3 pounds of waste per day. You can decrease your waste production with the following 3 unconventional suggestions. 

1. Composting Might Be Your Answer

Experts believe that about 2/3 of all the waste that households produce can be composted instead of dumped in a landfill. Composting is the process of turning organic decaying material into compost, which can be used to enrich soil. The following are 3 ways you can compost: 

  1. Local gardens: Look or ask about local gardens around your area. This could be a neighbor or a community garden that is accepting organic waste to compost themselves. 
  2. Vermiposting: This option may seem a little icky, but it is a fast way to compost organic material. You must place all your organic matter in a bin and add composting worms that you can get from your local gardening store. 
  3. Bin composting: You can purchase a composting bin online. All you have to do is place your organic matter inside these bins, and close the lid. The bins will allow enough air and heat in to create an ideal composting environment. 

You can also talk to your waste management specialist to see if they have an option for you, too. 

2. Take 'Going Paperless' to Another Level

Some people know you can request paperless bills or bank statements. And many people are using reusable grocery bags to avoid using paper grocery bags. But there are other ways of going paperless that you may have overlooked. The following are a few ways to go paperless that you might not know about:

  • Replace your napkins and paper towels with cotton rags
  • If you are woman, consider using cloth, reusable feminine pads instead of disposable ones.
  • Try to stop using toilet paper, and consider family cloths (these are just cloth versions of your toilet paper)
  • If you have a baby, attempt to use cloth, reusable diapers instead of the disposable ones normally sold in stores.

You can purchase most of the aforementioned items online or in your local health food store.

3. Use Technology More

Try to stop printing paperwork and have it stored on external drives, internet cloud services or a memory card. You can open these files on any computer or email them to anyone that needs the information. 

Consider the aforementioned suggestions to further reduce the waste produced in your household, and do your best to share this information because the earth needs help. For more information on recycling and waste disposal, contact B-P Trucking Inc.


21 March 2015

Get Green When Moving

About 10 years ago, I moved into my current home. Without being environmentally conscious at the time, I didn’t give much thought to how I moved my belongings from my old place to my current abode. However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate the environment much more. I realize that we only have a certain amount of resources and should do everything in our power to conserve them. Nowadays, you can plan a green move easier than ever before. Some moving companies offer reusable containers for you to pack your stuff in. The amount of green transportation options is constantly increasing. On this blog, you will learn how to get green on your next move.