5 Ways to Create Eco-friendly Waste Disposal Habits

An eco-friendly waste disposal habit is essential for creating a sustainable and healthy environment. It’s our responsibility to ensure that our waste is disposed in the most eco-friendly way possible. Do you want to make sure your waste isn’t having a negative impact on the environment? If so, then this blog post is for you! 

Here are five ways to help you create eco-friendly waste disposal habits and perhaps, save money: 

1. Immediate waste disposal: When you consume any food, snacks or utilise items, Immediately disposing of it in the trash is the right step. Deciding to rest for a bit while the waste just sits there is a recipe for disaster. Also, create a routine of taking out all the indoor trash at the end of every day to prevent ants, funky smells & germs. Unless you don’t mind having six-legged roommates.

Waste disposal

2. Don’t forget to Recycle – Recycling is one of the most important things you can do to help the environment. Not only does recycling help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, but it also helps preserve resources and reduce the consumption of new materials. Set apart a basket & cultivate the habit of sorting recyclables such as plastic, cans, carton, cardboard & more before you dispose your trash.


ALSO READ: How to Recycle & Earn in Nigeria

3. Compost – This is uncommon, unknown & probably impractical in this part of the world but turning your food scraps, grass clippings, and other organic materials into compost is a great way to reduce waste in landfills. Composting helps reduce the amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, that is produced in landfills. It also adds valuable nutrients to the soil, helping to create healthier plants and crops.


4. Donate To Charities – Donating unwanted items to charities or thrift stores is a great eco-friendly habit you can cultivate to put your unwanted items to good use. Find non-governmental organizations that run food drives/clothing drives & orphanages are especially in need of donations


5. Buy In Bulk – Buying in bulk is a great way to reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in landfills. Instead of buying individual items, look for larger packages that will be more cost-effective and require less packaging.

shopping in bulk

Creating eco-friendly waste disposal habits isn’t hard, but it does require being conscious of your decisions. By following these five tips, you’ll be able to create habits that are more sustainable and help to reduce the amount of waste produced by you and your family. So don’t wait any longer. Start making a difference today!

Read: Classification of Recyclable Items

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