Eliminate Single Use Plastics
We’ve all noticed how our most favourite restaurants have eliminated plastic straws, and replaced them with paper straws. I’ve even found a restaurant that’s now handing out straws made of pasta! The pasta straws are a little more sturdy than the paper straws, but what a great way to eliminate single use plastics while you’re out for dinner. You can also buy reusable glass or steel straws: just don’t forget to take them with you when you head out! At home, start thinking about your use of cling wrap, and other plastic items. When you go shopping, don’t forget to take along your cloth shopping bags! Big tip: This actually saves you money in the long run, and it’s really easy to do.
Clean Up Your Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood cleanup drives serve a triple purpose. They help you to clean up your surrounds, spend time with your neighbours, and get some exercise all at the same time. There’s three great reasons to get involved today! If your neighbourhood doesn’t hold regular litter cleanup drives, start one!
Zeroing In On Your Waste
While it might feel almost impossible to decrease the amount of trash your household creates every week, there are significant steps you can take to be more environmentally conscious about your rubbish. Check out Zero Waste Home for great tips and ideas on how to cut down the amount of trash your family produces each week, and enjoy not having to carry heavy bags out for collection.
If you haven’t yet started recycling, get started. Separating out your paper, plastic, glass, and organic rubbish is important. Much of your plastic waste can be washed out and repurposed for children’s school projects or similar activities, so keep that in mind when you’re looking for new ways to cut down on your family’s trash takeout. Similarly, glass jars and bottles can often be reused or repurposed, so consider their alternative uses before putting them in your glass recycling bin.
LifeDoc Can Help
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