In a bid to reduce your carbon footprint, it is natural to seek out green alternatives to waste disposal. However this is not always easy to do particularly if you are grappling with waste disposal in Brisbane. While seeking a greener solution to your waste disposal needs, one option might be to hire a company that specialises in environmentally friendly waste disposal, but we understand that some of you like to be proactive and tackle matters yourself. If you fall into this category, then this article is for you.
This article calls on years of experience as waste disposal professionals with 4 Waste to provide you with the best green alternatives for waste removal in Brisbane. Before we begin, it is important to note that you need to think beyond waste disposal to truly reduce your carbon footprint. To be environmentally conscious, your focus should be at reducing the amount of waste you create in the first place – which will also be covered in this article. We’ll be discussing this in two parts: a) How to reduce the waste you create, and b) How to remove waste in a ‘greener’ manner.
How to Reduce the Waste You Create
Eliminate waste: One of the best ways of reducing your carbon footprints is to eliminate waste completely. Of course we know that’s not completely possible, but if you have that as a goal, you will learn to reduce the amount of waste you create.
Keep things simple: Simplifying your life by keeping only the things that you use or enjoy on a regular basis is also a good way to reduce the waste you create.
Think before you buy: Impulse buying is a leading cause of waste. Stop and ask yourself if you really need a thing before you buy it.
Cut down on disposables: If you cannot totally do away with disposables, then reduce the way you use them. Replace paper napkins with the cloth variety. Don’t use paper plates and cups.
Plastic bags: Some countries have gone as far as banning the use of plastic bags as they are not just a leading source of waste, they are also really harmful to the environment. Get a shopping bag when you go shopping and as much as possible, stay away from plastic bags.
Check a product’s waste profile: Before you buy a product, check it’s waste profile and choose one that has the least amount of waste associated with it. Some things to look out for include recycled or recyclable packaging among others.
How to Remove Waste in a ‘Greener’ Manner
Recycling: The most obvious green alternative to waste removal in Brisbane is to recycle your waste. There are several waste disposal receivers that provide this service. It is important to know just what is recyclable and what isn’t. A reputable waste removal service like 4 Waste can help you sort out your waste.
Upcycling: This is another option particularly if your waste is in a reasonably good shape. The saying that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure holds true. Sites like Amazon.com and ebay.com will come in handy here.
Composting: According to foodwise.com.au, up to 40% of the average household bin is food. The best solution would be reduce the amount of food thrown out by buying less and reusing leftovers, composting food scraps is also a great alternative to food waste disposal in Brisbane.
An earlier article I wrote, 3 steps to a successful spring clean, covered some other green alternatives, which you might like to consider.
There are so many alternatives to waste disposal. However the first step to take is to reduce the amount of waste you create. For green alternatives to waste disposal, consider recycling, upcycling and composting. If you’d like help from professional waste removal experts in Brisbane, then contact the likes of 4 Waste’s Walk-In. Our skip bins will help you remove your waste in a ‘greener’ manner.