During my travel… one thing I find that most countries have in common is the generation of waste. But what I find interesting is how they go about in reducing waste. One brilliant way is to reuse waste. Otherwise known as recycling. The idea of this post came from my recent trip to Perth (Australia) and talking to the owner of a skip bin hire provider. By the way if you are ever in need of waste bins – just give them a call.
There are so many stuffs that we are just wasting. Is it because we have a lot of money to spend? Don’t you know that there are those who reuse stuffs to the fullest? These people are not even indigent. But, if possible, they would reuse everything just to reduce waste. It could have been better if we would all think and act like them.
Do not ever think that reusing stuff is something that will put your status down. There are those who always buy new things every year and throw the old ones away because they are used to it. And then, there are also those who throws away their stuffs upon seeing small or light damages.
Reducing waste has nothing to do with culture, beliefs and habits. With the continuous increase of population every year, expect the amount of waste to grow because of everybody’s consumption. So, are we not bothered with that? This issue is not a simple and ordinary thing that you must not ignore. This might start from a light problem, but may lead to a severe and really serious one if not given attention.
How can you reuse waste?
Do not think about reusing waste as a negative issue in your status. Look at the bright side of reusing your waste. Since we always have a lot of household waste, then let us start reusing stuffs at home. We may later on incorporate reused stuffs in your workplace and in the community. We have here a list of ways on how you can reuse your household waste.
- We all love buying bottled drinks so pretty sure that you have empty plastic bottles. Do not throw them away because you may use them as materials for various school projects.
- If you have paper or reading materials, then use it to cover books, wrap glassware and school projects. You may also donate your old books and magazines to schools and libraries.
- You surely have outgrown or old clothing. So, you may give it to family or friends. You may also donate them to charity.
- For your old towels, you may use that to make rags. Just be patient in sewing them and follow the design that you would like to have.
- There are bottled beverages bought in returnable bottles. It could have been better if you will buy such, so that you can reduce storing empty plastic bottles at home.
- There are schools or organizations, who might need your broken electrical appliances. The students may use those to practice repairing appliances.
- If you wish to buy new appliances or furniture, then you may give the old ones to friends or to charitable institutions.
- For your old furniture, you do not always need to replace them with new ones. The best thing that you can do to make it look like a brand new furniture is to refurnish it.
- Use papers with clean side as a rough draft instead of throwing them right away.
- When you buy instant food, choose the ones with microwavable plates or containers. You may collect these containers and keep them for future use.
Here’s a short video on how the Japanese are reusing waste: