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5 ways to reduce domestic & business waste

In this article, operations director, Paul Bennet from national skip hire firm, Reliable Skip Hire, has provided top tips on how to reduce the amount of domestic and business waste.

Producing waste is inevitable for any household, business or individual, but it is important to remember how everyday waste can pose a danger not only to ourselves and our health but to our communities and environment as well.

Here is how you can produce less waste:

  1. Embrace reusable products

Replace disposable items with reusable alternatives: use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic bags, opt for cloth napkins instead of paper ones, and choose a refillable, filtered water bottle instead of single-use plastic bottles. Reusable products significantly reduce waste generation and are often more durable and cost-effective in the long run.

  1. Reduce food waste

Plan your meals as much as you can, make a shopping list, and buy only what you need to minimize food waste.

Research how to store perishable items properly to extend their shelf life and remember to stick to it.

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If you have excess food you know you will not eat, consider sharing it if it is still good or composting it if it has expired rather than throwing it away.

  1. Recycle properly

Ensure you understand your local recycling guidelines and try to separate recyclable materials from general and organic waste.

Rinse containers and remove any non-recyclable components before recycling. By recycling correctly, you help conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills.

  1. Avoid single-use plastics

Single-use plastics are among the worst enemies of the environment and large contributors to waste and pollution.

Switch to sustainable alternatives such as reusable grocery bags, stainless steel or glass containers, and silicone food storage bags.

Avoid purchasing products packaged in excessive plastic wrapping or containers whenever possible.

  1. Composting

If possible, set up a composting system in your home or community. Composting allows organic waste, such as fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, and more, to decompose naturally and become nutrient-rich soil.

This reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills while providing a valuable resource for gardening.

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