The key to managing your waste in Brisbane is to reduce the amount you create and look at ways to ensure it doesn’t end up in the landfill. This starts with only buying the things you need. When you do this, you will buy less stuff and have less waste to throw away.
The easiest way to start is with your food shopping. Try to choose loose food without extra packaging wherever possible and take your own reusable shopping bags to pack your shopping. Seek out package-free or low-packaging options when buying fruit, veg, or any other item that can be purchased loose.
It would help if you also used common sense regarding food sell-by dates. Don’t throw out food that has reached its sell-by date if it still looks and smells OK. The supermarket uses sell-by dates and doesn’t necessarily relate to the expiration date of food and drink items.
Bulk Buy To Reduce Packaging
When you buy food in bulk from a local farmer’s market, it is a great way to avoid using excess food packaging, as well as a great way to save money. Batch cooking and freezing down meals for the week or month ahead is another way to reduce the amount of food waste you produce.
Bulk buying things for the house and garden can also save you money and reduce packaging waste going to landfill. Buy mulch and topsoil by the trailer load rather than buying small quantities in plastic bags from the garden centre, which usually costs more.
Avoid Disposable Items
One of Australia’s most significant contributors to waste is disposable or single-use items such as razors, wet wipes and plastic food wrap. Investing in reusable razors, cotton washcloths and food storage containers can significantly reduce the amount of single-use and disposable waste going to the landfill.
Avoid Fast Fashion
We all love shopping for new clothes, but after decades of low-quality fast fashion, Australians are now choosing to buy better quality and more sustainable clothing items that will look good for longer.
Investing in a stylish capsule wardrobe of core clothing pieces that can be mixed and matched with each other enables you to create a flexible, year-round wardrobe that doesn’t cost the earth. Reducing the material waste you send to the landfill can also save you money in the long run.
Get A Reusable Water Bottle
Grabbing a plastic water bottle while out and about is quick and convenient when you need a drink. However, buying a good quality reusable water bottle that you can fill with water at home – and even a few ice cubes to give you a nice, chilled drink, can save you a lot of money and is much kinder to the environment.
If you are a fan of sparkling water, why not buy a soda stream or another at-home water carbonator to give your water a bit of fizz?
Hire Skip Bins, Brisbane
Having a good clear-out at home can be great for your mental health. The build-up of household clutter can become overwhelming, especially if you have a growing family where your kids constantly grow out of their clothes and toys as they age.
Skip Hire in Brisbane gives you an excellent opportunity to deal with a lot of household waste in one swift and convenient solution. What is great about using skip bins is that the skip hire company will sort and recycle all your household waste for you.
It is a common myth that everything you throw into a skip bin goes directly to the landfill. This is not the case today, and every business, including skip-hire companies, is doing its bit to reduce its carbon footprint and the amount of waste going to landfills.
We all know that too much waste build-up in your home and garden can be harmful to your health and the environment. For effective waste management in Brisbane, this is where the use of skip bins becomes invaluable.
Our skip bins can be used for residential, industrial, and commercial purposes. If you are a homeowner or business owner based in Brisbane, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your skip hire needs.
We offer skip bins of all sizes, and we are sure we will have a perfectly sized skip to meet your needs.