Easy Steps To Transition To Zero Waste

Handy has a mission to help as many people in contact with a professional to get their to-do list in their home completed. But not just any professional, that person has to first be vetted and trusted into the Handy platform. Nowadays people are looking to transition more to a zero-waste kind of lifestyle.

 

How to transition you family into zero waste?

There are companies that notice the demand from the public to have more environmentally friendly products and therefore started to eliminate useless packaging or even get rid of it altogether. It is possible to start getting your family on the right track to zero waste. Start by teaching your kids the importance of reducing plastic consumption by purchasing wooden toys that need less plastic packaging, or teaching them to bring a reusable bag to the grocery store. Getting them thinking about ways to reduce their plastic consumption will get them in the right direction.

Another great thing you can be doing is to make your own reusable beeswax food wraps to stop using plastic wrap.

The amount of clothing North Americans throw away due to the lack of knowledge on how to sew clothes is fairly large. It is best to learn how to sew since the average American throws away 81 pounds of clothes a year. This is due to the fact that the ability to sew is a small step to reducing your footprint. In plus learning something new is always fun.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It seems like we are addicted to plastic no matter where you go since it is cheap and convenient. But a product like straws are devastating to the environment and simply using a reusable straw made out of bamboo or stainless steel, can make a big difference. America alone uses up to 500 millions straws a day that most of them finds their way to the garbage and eventually into our oceans as well.

When you live in an area with extra space especially in the backyard, it is a good idea to compost organic waste. This will reduce the amount the garbage you have and will require less garbage trucks on the road.

Another great tip is to reuse that old and torn t-shirt you have into a produce bag. There are YouTube videos out there to teach you how to make that transformation.

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