Garbage will find its way into landfills, and unfortunately, they don’t do Mother Nature any favors. There’s only so much space garbage will be able to fit, and trash that decomposes in landfills isn’t healthy for the environment. It puts toxic fumes into the air that do serious harm to our own health and the health of the planet. The good news is that there are ways to lower how much waste ends up in landfills. Use these suggestions to reduce the amount of waste that gets put into landfills.
Many landfills are too cold and dry to be suited for breaking down biodegradable materials. But compost piles have enough warmth and moisture to break down these items. Most biodegradable materials can be composted, such as pet hair, wood, and paper. However, don’t try composting things like meat scraps or any waste from your pets.
Recycling allows materials to be used several times and also saves tremendous amounts of energy. When you use materials over and over again, landfills don’t grow as rapidly. For those who can’t do curbside recycling, you can still support organizations that recycle various goods, so those materials don’t end up clogging up landfills. You can recycle materials like paper, glass, aluminum, light bulbs, and certain plastics.
The rate at which trash piles up in landfills goes down when we reuse materials. Avoid disposable items when possible, and seek to use reusable items more often. The more you use reusable items, the longer it takes for landfills to pile up. This lowers the toxic emissions that get into the air.
Use Concentrated Products
There are some products that you can find in concentrated forms, like drinks and cleaners, which require you to mix them with water before you can use them. If you use these concentrated items, you get far more uses from them than using more conventional items. Concentrated products take longer to exhaust, and since you get more uses out of them, you can go longer without needing a replacement, thus slowing down the rate at which landfills grow.
Some items that find their way into landfills are still usable. These items, instead of going into landfills, could be going to someone else who can make better use out of them. If you have anything that you don’t want anymore, but still think is functional, don’t throw it away. Instead, donate these items so that someone else can get further use. You’re doing the planet a favor, and you also make someone else’s day when they see something they can use.
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