Do you care about these tips for more conscious consumption?
According to the Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Waste Companies (Abrelpe), of the 64 million tons of waste generated per year in Brazil, 24 million go to inappropriate destinations. In this list we will teach you simple ways to produce less garbage in your home.
1- Transform your rubbish from the sink into compost for house plants.
Composting is a process where organic matter from the garbage itself is transformed into fertilizer. The mechanics are very simple and you can buy a composter for just over a hundred reais online.
And you don't have to worry about space. There are already composters that are suitable for places with little space, so there is no excuse for having your own fertilizer.
2 – Carry with reusable cups, bottles and mugs.
In addition to being beautiful and practical, reusable cups are a great way to help yourself as many times as you want without burdening the environment by using several plastic cups.
3 – Refuse packaging when buying.
Make a habit of refusing packaging. You don't need a bag from every store and you don't need a gift wrap for every item you buy, save. Also, when you can, take an ecobag to do your shopping, further reducing plastic consumption.
4 – Buy used clothes and make donations.
Conscious consumption goes beyond packaging consumption. Although that piece you don't use anymore doesn't usually go to the trash, it's kept in the back of the closet until you forget about it and end up buying another piece, accumulating more and more needlessly.
Brechós are a great alternative for those who want to buy parts and want to reduce their consumption. So, in addition to buying, when you can, a used clothes, donate your pieces that are stopped at home.
5 – Reuse
Try to reuse all the packaging you can. They are super practical, can you make a vase for your plants or organize that office drawer?
Want to know more how. produce less waste? Check out the blog 5 tips for you to separate your garbage correctly