How to Reduce Kitchen Waste
Posted on April 14th, 2017 by Residential Waste Systems
Looking to reduce waste at home? You might want to start in the kitchen! There are plenty of opportunities to cut back on trash and reduce your environmental impact. These tips will help you get started.
How to Reduce Kitchen Waste:
- Avoid Plastic Utensils – Avoid using plastic utensils when you can at home. Instead, use reusable silverware. This is a great way to cut back on waste and reduce your environmental impact.
- Reduce Paper Towel Use – Do you use a lot of paper towels at home? Find areas where you can cut back by using a kitchen towel, instead.
- Shop in Bulk – When possible, buy products in bulk! This helps you cut back on packaging and, in turn, waste. You may also find that buying products in bulk is also cheaper than buying individually wrapped products.
- Save Your Leftovers – Bring your leftovers from dinner to work with you the next day — or eat them the next day for dinner. This is a great way to cut back on food waste and save money on additional meals.
- Drink Tap Water – The tap water in your home is a lot healthier than you think! Use reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. If you need to purchase water bottles — don’t forget to recycle them, don’t put them in the trash!
- Reuse AND Recycle – Reduce, reuse, recycle! Look for ways to cut back on trash in the kitchen and for opportunities to recycle what you can.
- Learn How to Compost – Looking for a way to reuse those leftover food scraps? Composting is a great way to use your leftovers to fertilize your soil. Get started with DIY composting by following these five steps.
If you have any questions about your recycling or residential trash pickup — do not hesitate to give us a call! Visit our website or give us a call directly at 203-331-0173 to learn more about the services that we offer.