As a business, you have a legal responsibility to contain and dispose of the waste produced by your work. Not doing so can result in legal action against your company leading to significant financial losses. However, as an individual, it is becoming increasingly crucial for you to be aware of how waste can negatively impact the environment.
Did you know that the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash daily? Fortunately, there are small actions you can take towards waste management and reduction.
It is common for people to have reusable containers, bags, bottles in their home, but they still go out and buy more. Make a habit of carrying your water, grocery bag, and other reusable things while on the go. This will preserve the environment and save you money. For example, when you carry your water, you probably won’t buy other sweet beverages on the way. Most supermarkets give you a small refund when you bring your bag, so you reduce waste and save money at the same time.
- Make compost
Did you know that 25% of your garbage can be composted? Composting is one of the most overlooked waste management solutions, even though it is most beneficial to the environment. You can turn things like kitchen waste, grass clippings, and leaves into compost. If you have a backyard or grow your own vegetable composting is something worth considering.
You cannot recycle, so be mindful of the packaging of your purchased products. For example, plastics labeled 3/PVC or 6/PS are not always recyclable. You should also avoid buying products that have too much packaging, like several layers of plastic paper bags or boxes. A good idea is to buy things in bulk.
To have a cleaner and safer environment, waste management must begin with the individual. There are other waste management solutions for property managers, companies, and industries, depending on the types of waste they produce Waste Control Incorporated.