Ways to reduce waste production

It’s a much-discussed topic in the media today: waste production all over the world. It is well known that waste residues cause pollution of the environment. There are many people and organizations that are aware of this problem and want to contribute to less waste production, thus saving the environment. But how exactly can this be done? In this article, we’d like to tell you more about it!

 

Waste separation

First of all, a good solution for reducing waste production, is to separate your waste. By this we mean that you keep the same type of waste together and separate it from other types of waste. Think, for example, of a waste bin containing only paper or a waste bin containing fruit and vegetables. Because the waste is separated in advance, it can be recycled more easily afterwards. On the street you will find a lot of waste bins in which you can also put your waste separately. For example, there are special bins for glass, paper or other waste. Additionally, Some people also choose to put their residual food waste in a compost bin.

 

Underground bins

Obviously, the government and city councils are also committed to limiting waste production on the streets. For example, nowadays you see many smart waste bins or an underground compactor. These are hidden bins under the ground, compacting waste material placed into the bin. The advantage of this bin, is that is has the capacity for a large amount of waste. Therefore, this solution is ideal for locations where there is already a large amount of waste production. Think of major cities for example. This system is well suited for many types of waste, such as paper, card board or plastic. Additionally, due to the underground waste compactor’s size, the bin is designed to be emptied far less often than regular bins.

 

Pay attention to packaging

Another point we’d like to address is the way in which products are packaged. We often see that most of the product’s that we buy in the supermarket, are packed in plastic packages. Obviously, plastic is not very good for our environment, as oceans are filled with a large amount of plastic waste. Thus, we’d like to advise you to buy more products that are packed in paper wrappings or cardboard for example. These materials are naturally biodegradable and will therefore be less harmful to the environment in contrast to plastic packaging.