Zero Waste Tips for Every Household

Energy being wasted is energy gone, as we know. It is similar with time. Time passes no matter what we do. Sure, today, we can capture memories with videos, which is something we weren’t able to do just 40 years ago. Some people were able, those with a lot of money. Today, every phone can capture a video. But, a phone can also emit energy and waste it. Whether you leave your phone on the charger or you purchase plastic bags every single day, you impact the environment in a negative way. Zero waste actually has a meaning to it, it is a way of living your life. Here is what you can do to start living that life.

Zero Waste – Remember What it Means

Zero waste means living your life without unnecessary things. That means that even the smallest things that you have and you do not need, you should get rid of. You should always refuse the things that you do not need, if possible. That goes from owning an expensive car which wastes a lot of fuel to using plastic bags when you purchase your groceries, or any kind of bag, at all. Always have in mind that there are so many things which you can refuse or reuse, if you can’t refuse them, or recycle them, if they are recyclable. If they are not, you shouldn’t even get them. Now for more practical advice.

Use Real Food – Stop Using Processed Food

The reasoning behind this is that processed food is unhealthy. By eating real food, you will be healthier, which is what most of us need, especially in dire times. Imagine if there were a pandemic, then being healthy and having a strong immune system is more than recommended. Processed food also comes in plastic packaging, most of the time, or something based on plastic, which will need years and decades to decompose in nature, or a lot of energy in a recycling center. Real food is much better, because you must eat it, or it will go to waste. By purchasing as much as you need, you can get zero waste.

Try Using Less

When you see a general statement like this one, you must wonder, less of what? Well, everything. From water, power and space, to fuel and toothbrushes, even. You do not need an extra pair of everything. You can use a single device or object until it is unusable. You do not need three cars, 15 guitars (at least four would be nice), or entire rooms filled to the brink with books. Think about these things the next time you purchase something or you get a gift. 

Zero waste is a way of life where you get rid of the things you don’t need and never purchase other things which you also do not need. You should be aware of all the things you need and all the things you have. Eat real food, avoid anything which you do not need, do not waste water, power and fuel and you will be one step closer to zero waste.