We get it, these days it seems like plastic is everywhere, especially when we are at the supermarket as many fresh fruits and vegetables are often unnecessarily packaged in Styrofoam and plastic.
Instead, choose the loose vegetables and lay them ‘naked’ in your trolley or basket. You can dedicate one of your reusable shopping bags to these items to protect them in transit on the way home.
Of course, another way to reduce your household waste is to bring your own carrier bags. Since the plastic bag charge was introduced in 2016 across the UK, there was an 85 per cent reduction in single-use plastic bags.
If you can, get your milk through an old-fashioned home milk delivery in reusable glass bottles. When you get glass bottles delivered to your front door, the milkman will collect any empty ones to re-use again. Another way to be mindful of your household waste at the shops is to try to purchase cardboard, glass and paper packaging over plastic wherever possible.
Better yet, if you have a health food shop near you, see if they have refill stations where you can bring your own non-plastic containers and fill up on basics like cereals and rice. This way, you will only buy the amount you need, saving on food waste as well!
You can even find refill stations in some shops for other domestic products like washing up liquid and laundry liquid. Find out more at Zerowaste.
If you want to consider reducing your household waste by taking some of these steps listed above, you can really start to see a reduction in the amount of waste your household produces.
At Skip It, we can help households to recycle more of their waste through a variety of household waste solutions, from Skip Hire for when you do home renovations or DIY projects to Household Clearance and Wait and Load for when you want to de-clutter your attic. We can even help you with garden waste collection too.
Contact our friendly team today to find out more about our household waste services.