Having trouble keeping up with your family’s garbage output


Having trouble keeping up with your family’s garbage output? Putting a bit more thought into the way you manage your household waste can help you get more organized. With careful planning, you’ll be able to save money and have less of an impact on the environment. See Step 1 to find out how to deal with garbage, food scraps, and recyclables.Use cloth bags instead of plastic. This small measure will greatly reduce the amount of waste you bring into your house. No matter where you’re shopping, you can bring your own reusable cloth bags instead of accepting plastic bags from the store. Plan ahead by purchasing several reusable bags and storing them where you won’t forget to bring them along next time you go shopping, like in your kitchen or in the trunk of your car.
If you forget to bring your cloth bags to the store, you can still reduce waste! Ask the person bagging your groceries not to use double bags. Most stores now sell cloth bags, so you could spring for those instead of accepting plastic or paper – you can never have enough around the house.
Using cloth bags isn’t limited to grocery shopping. Take one along when you go shopping for clothes, tools, or any other items you may need.