The day-to-day waste created from the house is said to be household wastes. Most of the household wastes are food wastes and the products used to prepare foods. In the UK 11 million tons of household wastes are generated annually, which approximately equals 0.5 tons per house. The main issues in the household wastes are an excess number of wastes generated per house and waste accumulation.
Managing household wastes are mandatory to reduce the risk of health issues and to maintain a pleasant lifestyle. If your trashes are overloaded, then your place will face various pest-related issues. So, reducing domestic wastes is good for the environment.
To reduce the household wastes you should examine the wastes generated in your house per day and compare where you got the excess number of wastes in your house. Also, separate the recyclable and non-recyclable wastes in a bin or cover that helps to understand how to lower the waste generation.
Follow the below steps to manage household wastes.
Here we mention basic steps to manage the household wastes to prevent waste accumulation.
Composting the food wastes
The kitchen is the largest source of waste generation, in household wastes, 70 %of wastes are from the house kitchen. So, the kitchen is considered the main source of waste accumulation. Here the wastes are like food materials used for cooking and excess of foods. The food products not consumed at the given time period also turns into waste. Composting is the only step to fight against food waste. Composting is the natural process of decomposition that turns the food wastes including vegetables, fruits, and other food scraps into compost which has rich nutritious value to be used as a natural fertilizer for your domestic garden.
Re-use the throwing Things
Some people blindly throw away things without utilizing them properly and it will be accumulating as waste. To manage such waste, you should start to know about the product completely and what are the alternate ways to use the products in some other ways before throwing it. This research helps to minimize some quality of wastes. You can reuse the beverage cans to grow indoor plants, old clothes as rugs for cleaning purposes, eggshells as pots for seedlings, and so on.
Shop less and bring less waste
Always note the things you don’t have in your home and purchase only the things you need. Any excess number of things you purchase will be turned into waste in some cases. While packing your shopping things, go for a single large packing instead of covering an individual wrapper to each product. Stock the things for everyday use and purchase fresh items like fruits, dairy products, and vegetables on daily basis based on the consumption. This helps to limit waste.
Always purchase quality items
Sometimes purchasing quality items reduce the wastes. For example, buying a wooden mop instead of plastic has more life and has fewer chances to get a break. Spending on high-quality items helps you to save money and reduce wastes.
Contact Waste Management Team
Connect with the nearby waste management team to get the proper plan to reduce household wastes and make your environment healthy and wealthy.