We all want to live greener, more eco-friendly lives. However, it can be challenging to make the changes that make a difference. But fear not! If you want to shrink your ecological footprint and reduce your waste, there are plenty of simple things you can do to help the planet. Read on!
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Waste
1) Wash Your Shower Curtain With Salt Water
Our bathrooms are always full of moisture, which often leads to mold. This also means that we tend to replace our shower curtains on an annual basis. However, this could be an unnecessary waste! Instead, wash your shower curtain with salt water. This makes it harder for mold to take hold, and it allows you to use the same shower curtain for several years.
2) Use Empty an Egg Carton To Cool Down Your Laptop
If you eat eggs on a regular basis, opt for the ones in the paper carton. They’re easier to recycle, and you can use them as a cooling base for your laptop! By setting your laptop on the empty egg carton you help the fans cool it, and you can recycle an otherwise useless item.
3) Go Paperless (REALLY Paperless)
Lots of us have gone paperless in significant ways. We have our bills sent to us digitally, we send emails, and we text message, but there is so much more you can do! With a smartphone in your pocket, you can write down everything from shopping lists to directions, and then delete the information when you no longer need it. Keep a digital journal, read books and magazines on eReaders, and subscribe to a digital version of your favorite newspaper. These are just a few great ways to really go paperless and reduce your waste!
4) Use A Bobby Pin To Get ALL Of Your Toothpaste Out
How many times have you been brushing your teeth and wished there was some way for you to get the rest of the toothpaste out of that tube instead of throwing it out? Well, if you slip a bobby pin over the end of your toothpaste tube and use it to squeeze out the excess, you’ll get most of the toothpaste out before you throw the tube away!
5) Replace Paper Towels With Actual Towels
Although they’re incredibly convenient, disposable napkins and paper towels create a massive amount of waste. Instead, invest in some microfiber towels and use them for cleaning. Get some good, cloth napkins, as well! You can use them over and over again, saving untold amounts of waste that would have been generated by their one-and-done counterparts.