Handling waste is an issue that deserves some spotlight. If waste is not handled properly, it can be detrimental to not only the environment but to people and animals as well. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help reduce waste. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined steps every individual can follow to reduce the amount of waste produced.
For example, in order to reduce waste at home a person can:
- · Learn to compost at home Use food scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic wastes to create a compost pile. Adding the created compost to soil increases water retention, decreases erosion, and keeps organic materials out of landfills.
- · Turn off or unplug lights during the day. Doing so will save energy and help your lights last longer.
- · For cleaning chores, buy reusable mops, rags and sponges. When using cleaning products, use only the amount you need and follow the bottle’s directions for use and disposal.
Those were just a few tips from the EPA’s website. Follow this link here to find out how you can reduce waste anywhere you go.