Reducing the amount of waste you produce does not only help to save the planet – It will save you money too! Living a lifestyle that results in completely no waste at all might sound a little extreme, but there are some small changes you can make that will help reduce the amount of waste you produce. In doing so, you will see yourself making gradual savings here and there that all add up over the course of a year!
Here are Ryan Colson’s top tips for how you can stop paying for garbage:
- Take a full, reusable water bottle with you when you leave the house.
- Carry around a handkerchief and wash it, rather than using tissues which are instantly thrown in the bin.
- Donate your old clothes to the second hand market rather than throw them away, while you are there you might find a bargain too!
- Turn old sheets and cloths into handkerchiefs (see tip no.2)
- Remember to bring reusable bags everytime you go shopping.
- Plan your meals carefully. Wasted food is estimated to cost each household between £300-£400 per year in Britain.
- Make a pack lunch instead of buying lunch everyday.
- Bring a reusable cup/mug when you are getting coffee on the go – most places discount you for this.
- Look into installing a bidet – you will save loads on toilet paper!
- Walk/take the bus more often – Short trips waste fuel unnecessarily. Cut down on your petrol costs, as well as greenhouse gasses by walking short journeys, or taking public transport more often.