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5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home

Every house generates waste every day, and this could make us unknowingly become part of the global pollution problem if we don't live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle immediately. Living greener doesn't always require drastic changes. All it takes is a few small tweaks in our daily lives to collectively minimize waste.

So what can we do to start living a greener lifestyle? These five tips for cutting down your waste at home will get you started right away:

  1. Learn Recycling

Learning how to dispose of your trash is the first step that you can do to reduce waste. Do some research to know which items you can or cannot recycle. Then find out where and how to drop off your recyclables since every location has a different waste management system. Check out this article to learn more about different types of waste! [hyperlink to 'Understanding Waste']

  1. Start Composting

For some types of waste, you don't even have to rely on your local waste management system. You can turn your organic waste like excess food into compost for your garden and have a fresher green space at home. With all the information available on the internet today, the easiest way to have your home-made fertilizers is only some clicks away!

  1. Avoid Disposable Items

Paper, cups, and cutleries made of paper, plastics, and styrofoams offer you the convenience to skip dishwashing. However, these disposable items increase our waste generation rate significantly. So start using reusable things to reduce our negative impacts on the environment or opt for eco-friendly solutions like Foopak Bionatura

  1. Take Care of Your Sewage

It is essential to take care of your sewage as your house also generates liquid waste every day. Most soap and detergent that we use contain surfactants that increase cleaning power but harmful to living creatures. We need to use soap and detergent wisely as wastewater treatment processes don't always remove these agents effectively. Also, scrape all food scraps and solids into the garbage before washing your dishes to prevent blockages in the sewer systems!

  1. Reduce Energy Consumption

Energy consumption might not directly affect our domestic waste generation, but, somewhere out there, power plants produce toxic fumes that pollute our beloved world as we conveniently use electricity every day. The world is on its way to more sustainable solutions. However, as of today, we should reduce our energy intake to help conserve the environment.


These are only five of many ways that you can do to protect our planets. You can start with these simple habits and learn more along the way by continually checking out APP Stories and following our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Be consistent and let your green lifestyle at home inspire people around you to grow together for a brighter tomorrow!

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