Living Smart with Waste
Living Smart with Waste is one of the most important things we can do to reduce our environmental impact as a householders.
Did you know that the household average bin holds approximately 5kg of food waste?
Waste is what happens when we buy more then we need and don't know what to do with the leftovers. Waste is not a thing, it is a thing we do! There are simple steps everyone in your home can take to reduce waste.
- Buying products that have less packaging materials than their competitors and by refusing to buy products that have unnecessary or excessive packaging.
- Recycling our plastics, paper and cardboards
- Saying no to plastic shopping bags and taking reusable bags instead
- Purchasing products made from recycled content
- Opting for reusable products and services
- Placing a no junk mail sticker on your mailbox
- Starting a compost bin for food scraps and garden waste
Outcomes for your household in embracing sustainable travel habits may include:
- Saving money on the purchase of unnecessary items
- Saving money by buying second hand goods
- Saving money by wasting less food
- Making nutrient rich compost to put back into your garden.
Navigate your way around the waste space for practical information and participate in the corresponding activities (registered users only) to complete the waste module and become a resource savvy household.
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Useful Tips and Facts
- Buy a compost bin
- Buy items that have minimal packaging
- Chooks are great to eat your organic scraps
- Put up a no junk mail sign
- Take the time to take useable items to the resource recovery shops, including metals, timber, as well as functioning items that you no longer need.
- Use natural cleaning products.
- When recycling rinse out dirty containers in left over washing up water.