This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free. All opinions are 100% mine.
What are you doing to reduce waste in your home? Today I want to talk about a few ways you can easily reduce waste in your home by taking some simple steps to making your home less wasteful.
In our house, we reuse items, use cloth bags for groceries, and buy as little processed, packaged food as possible. I am a nature lover and I’m always inspired by the beauty of the world around us. I see how God carefully planned everything out and I appreciate how special that is!
There’s a verse in the Bible, in the book of Revelation that says something about “those who destroy the earth.” I’ve thought about that on many occasions when I see people litter or hear about toxic waste being dumped or watch a video about how much waste goes into the landfills each year.
It’s crazy how much we waste.
5 Ways to Easily Reduce Waste
There are hundreds of ways you would reduce, reuse, and recycle. But, if you haven’t been in the habit of it, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to get started. I’m sharing 5 easy ways you can easily reduce waste today – and you can feel good about it. Just remember that simple changes can have a huge impact on the world around us!
1. Purchase and use reusable items instead of single use items. I love using cloth grocery or market bags because plastic takes so very long to break down in the landfills. You could bring mason jars with you to your local health food store to fill with bulk food items instead of their plastic boxes and bags.
Also, instead of using plastic sandwich bags, you can use reusable containers. Instead of using plastic wrap to store your leftovers, I love using mason jars.
2. Shop second hand. Instead of always buying new, try shopping at second hand stores or yard sales for things you might need that have been gently used, cost less, and help save resources.
Clothing, toys, bread machines, baskets, mason jars, furniture, iron skillets, sewing machines are just a few of the things I’ve purchased second hand over the years.
3. Reduce your home’s waste. You’ve heard the saying, “Use it up, wear it out. Make it do or do without.” That quote is such a great way of reminding ourselves to use what we have until it’s really and truly done. And it reminds us that sometimes the best way to reduce waste is to just do without. Do you really need another widget?
Another idea is to compost your food scraps instead of throwing them into the garbage, which eventually ends up in the landfill. A much better use for food scraps is compost which can later be used in your garden and flower pots.
Avoid purchasing items which have double packaging. So, for instance, you could purchase a big bag of chips instead of a box of individual sized bags. You can easily make your own individual servings by portioning out food into reusable containers.
Scott Tube-Free toilet paper is a product that will also help you reduce the waste in your home. Did you know that Americans use 66,000 toilet paper tubes every 2 – 3 minutes? Crazy! By eliminating the tube, Scott Tube-Free tissue offers us an easy way to positively impact the environment without sacrificing quality. I mean, we all use toilet paper. So why not purchase a product you can feel good about?
By making a simple switch to Scott Tube-Free, you can save approximately 150 tubes per year – which is how many the average household uses annually – more if you have a big family like me!
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Scott Tube-Free teamed up with a YouTube prankster to demonstrate how the toilet paper tubes we use have a big impact on our world. Check out his video below for a few laughs!
What is your favorite way to reduce waste in your home? Let me know in the comments below!
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