Going eco-friendly has now become the latest fad. As we try to do more to be easier on the planet, there still remain a few practices that are harder to change. The use of plastics is just one of them. Taking your jute bag when grocery shopping is just one way but what happens when it comes to more important stuff like garbage bags. What do you replace the black plastic bags with? Jute would mean the bag gets wet making it harder and more difficult to replace. The answer again lies in making lifestyle changes if you want to quit the plastic garbage bag. Here are a few ways in which you can incorporate it.
- Sorting your waste
The easiest way to avoid plastic garbage bags it to separate before you throw them in the bin. Firstly separate your wet and dry wastes. For perishable items like vegetable peels, leftovers, and fruits, either keep them separate or put them in the wet waste bin. These items can’t be kept indoors for long so you will have to increase your frequency of emptying them.
- Ditch the bin lining
Lining your waste bin with plastic is a relatively new phenomenon. It wouldn’t hurt you much to let go of the practice. It will mean your bin will have waste stains and not look clean at all times but that can surely be removed by giving your bin a good rinse at the end of the week.
- Green bags
A little market research will reveal that there are several varieties of bags made from biodegradable materials like resin, vegetable oils, and others. These will definitely be expensive than the hazardous plastic bags but they go a long way in removing your plastic waste contribution towards the ecosystem.
The most environmentally friendly option when it comes to handling your wastes responsibly, composting is the best way. Simply toss in your vegetable peels as well as leftovers here. You will see the magic of Mother Nature as they slowly disintegrate into the soil. If you have a gardening streak then you even manage to save a few bucks on fertilizers with compost.
A few steps in the most common of places go along in your efforts to go eco-friendly.