Whether you’re an eco-warrior or part-time environmentally conscious shopper, there’s plenty we can all do to help our beloved planet. When it comes to reducing waste, there are a few easy steps you can do on your own. In this week’s blog, we share the top four ways to reduce waste.
Use reusable items
Whenever possible, remember to use reusable items like bags and containers. By choosing refillable, reusable or returnable products over single-use items, you help reduce a massive amount of unnecessary waste. Small changes really do make a big difference. So think of investing in some everyday reusable items, such as a keep cup to help the environment.
Composting your food scraps is a great way to decrease waste. So much of our waste that enters our bins is food. This food then enters our landfills, which produce methane: a greenhouse gas 20 times worse than carbon dioxide. By starting a worm farm or compost bin at home, you can prevent unwanted waste ending up in our landfills.
Shop at second-hand stores
The constant creation of clothing bears a massive load on our resources. Instead of contributing to this endless production, try shopping at second-hand stores. Here you can find quality clothing that is not only quirky and cheap but also kind to our planet.
Recycle scrap metal
Did you know that recycling scrap metal reduces air pollution by 86% and decreases consumer waster by 105%? In fact, recycling scrap metal helps reduce chemical and visual pollution. It also decreases the need for landfill sites, resulting in better air, water and land quality. Although not something you may usually think of, recycling scrap metal is a great way to save our energy and help our planet.
At Metal Men Recycling, we provide cash for scrap metal to create a better planet for our future. We are a family owned company located in the eastern suburbs in Pakenham with over 50 years combined experience. For more information, call us at 03 5941 6677.