The Ultimate Guide to Creating Less Waste

How to reduce your garbage creation this new year

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You can create less garbage and save money long-term.

The issue is that we usually aren’t aware of the ways that we are wasteful. We’ve been taught by our family and society “the way things are,” which makes it difficult to realize that there are alternatives.

  1. Cleaning
  2. On-the-go
  3. Groceries
  4. Work
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Beauty/Hygiene

We are constantly exposed to hundreds of ads telling us the exact cream, soap, scrub, or lotion that we need for every single part of our bodies.

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Cleaning

Just because we are cleaning our houses doesn’t mean we are making for a cleaner environment. Of course we want our houses to be clean, but I feel like sometimes we have a misconception when it comes to cleaning.

There are times when we need disposable cleaning products and times when we don’t.

If you are cleaning up blood, feces, vomit or anything that falls under the umbrella of toxic, harmful, or mold-inducing, then by all means use chemicals and paper towels.

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On-the-Go

While we have control over the purchases that come into our own home, it’s easy to make waste while on-the-go without even knowing. Just because it didn’t go in your trash can doesn’t mean it didn’t ultimately end up in one.

Groceries

In aisles of plastic packaging, it can be hard to buy low-waste groceries. We often create far more waste in our kitchens than we’d think.

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Work

In a world that is moving more and more digital, it’s getting easier to minimize the waste that we create while working.

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As a digital presence strategist, Sidney helps clients put their best digital foot forward. She is a Cornell University graduate with a B.S. in Communication.

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