There are many ways that we can be more thoughtful with our food and our waste. You’d be surprised to learn just how much of a difference one person or one family can make when they are being careful with their waste management. The more that we throw out, the more that the landfills fill. Here are a few ways that you can help.
Eliminate Plastic Bags: When you bring your own bags with you to the grocery store, the mall and even the pharmacy, you are saving the landfills like the West Lake landfill from having one more plastic bag (or 20) in them. This can have a huge impact. Think about it – if you take a plastic bag every time that you get a prescription filled, some people will end up with a lot of bags. If you don’t take those bags you can really make a difference.
Buy a Reusable Water Bottle: Millions of water bottles are thrown out each day. If you buy yourself a reusable water bottle, you’ll avoid filling landfills (and you’ll probably drink more since you’ll have water with you all the time!).
Recycle: Certainly, you should recycle whatever you can find. This includes glass bottles and aluminum cans. If also includes paper, metal, plastic cups, batteries and more.