When it comes to home design, it’s easy to place your entire focus on your individual wants and needs. However, it’s also important that you consider the bigger picture, as the choices you make when designing your property can have a much further reaching impact than on the inhabitants of your home alone. Now, most articles focusing on eco-friendly home design tend to focus on the energy you use within your property. So let’s focus on something a little different that hasn’t been repeated time and time again: waste disposal. Here’s how you can make your home’s waste disposal methods as environmentally friendly and responsible as possible!
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As humans consistently encroach on wild animals’ territory, it’s not all too surprising that creatures great and small are starting to roam into residential areas in search of food. While it may be tempting to feed the animals, you should avoid doing so at any cost. Not all of your neighbours will be as tolerant and actively encouraging animals to visit your area could result in calls to pest control companies and unnecessary deaths. It’s massively important that you dispose of your waste responsibly in order to make it inaccessible to animals of all shapes, sizes, and strengths. Invest in secure waste storage facilities such as those provided by Bearsaver. These will resist attempts for an animal to open the unit as well as sealing your bins off from rats and mice who can work their way into surprisingly small gaps.
We live in a consumer society that convinces us that convenience is the most important factor to bear in mind when making a purchase. We are surrounding by products, objects and packaging intended for one-time use. Then there’s the excess packaging that we have to make food products individually wrapped within a larger container, so we can take one snack and go without taking the time to secure the packaging to maintain the freshness of the other items. All of this before we even get started on the concept of preparing fruit and vegetables in advance, meaning that they have to be contained in plastic packaging when they had their own skins serving as a perfect, natural preservative and packaging in the first place. It’s really not all too surprising that we send more waste to landfill than ever before. The problem with this? Waste is piling up and we’re running out of room to store it. Overspill means that our landscapes and oceans are becoming filled with all sorts of items that will not degrade naturally. This poisons and harms the waters and the animals that accidentally consume them. Now, the first step in all of our journeys towards leading a more responsible lifestyle should be to reduce our waste to start with. But next, it’s time to start disposing of our waste responsibly. Ensure that your home has recycling bins. There should be separate compartments or trash cans for plastic, tin, paper, and food waste. When collected, these will all be created into useful products that can be used once again!
These are just a couple of methods of waste disposal that you should incorporate into your lifestyle in order to protect the planet and its inhabitants. They are simple to instate, so there’s no excuse to avoid them!
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