Top 10 Tips to Reduce Waste at Home

Green is definitely the new black! Follow these simple tips to choose a more sustainable lifestyle by significantly reducing at-home waste.

  1. Always shop with reusable bags when shopping.
  2. Use reusable bags and containers for packed school lunches and to store leftovers.
  3. Avoid purchasing individually wrapped items.
  4. Reduce unwanted mail by opting out of physical bills and opting in to digital billing.
  5. Make weekly or monthly meal plans which will help you to know what to buy and what not to buy, significantly reducing food waste of things you never end up eating.
  6. Purchase non-perishables in bulk to reduce packaging.
  7. Compost all of your food scraps rather than throwing them in the trash.
  8. Go paperless for things like scheduling, notes, and ticket-storing.
  9. Post a free ad on Gumtree to sell gently used items you would have otherwise thrown out.
  10. Try to always stick to your plan of purchasing only what you need when heading to the shops. The last thing you need is extra clutter that could end up as waste, when all you went to the shops for was a bottle of dish soap!

Head to Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) to post a free ad today!

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