You’ve heard of the saying “waste not, want not.” It is more accurate now than ever before because resources are running out, and you need to find ways to save money on your food and water without compromising quality. In this blog post, you will learn five hacks that can help you do just that.
Packaging is not only expensive, but it also takes up space and creates waste. So how do you avoid unnecessary packaging? Let’s break this down.
One way to reduce packaging in your home would be to start a compost pile for food scraps; pigs love them! It will cut back on the amount of garbage you produce that you need to put into landfills with an impermeable liner that can’t decompose quickly enough.
Another easy thing to do when ordering goods online or at the store is to avoid excess packing materials such as bubble wrap or styrofoam peanuts when possible. You’ll save some money from having fewer shipping costs going out and cutting down on volume coming in (less filling material).
Monitor the Waste Production in the Business
Monitoring the waste products in a business is an important step to manage them efficiently.
There are a few things you can do to monitor waste production:
Track the volume of garbage going into your business. It is essential to know how much and what kind of material goes in so that it can be appropriately sorted or disposed of with care
Keep records on how long trash has been sitting uncollected before being collected by an outside agency such as Waste Management LLC. It helps identify potential areas for improvement in terms of collection frequency and routes needed. Using cheaper bin hire will help you in remaining organized and with high hygiene standards
Monitor where employees go to throw their trash away inside the building
Avoid Bottled Water
Plastic water bottles are a massive problem for the environment. People use billions of them every year, and recycling is becoming less popular with people who feel it takes up too much time and energy when you could buy another one.
Bottled water is an expensive and wasteful product. It can cost up to 2000 times more than tap water, depending on where you live. If your city has a municipal system that provides pure or near-pure drinking water for less than five cents per gallon, purchase it at the grocery store rather than in bottles. Using reusable containers instead of buying bottled water will save money and reduce waste production.
Give the Food Wastes to Pigs
Pigs are an excellent way to reduce food waste on a farm. A pig can eat up to 14 pounds of food scraps per day and produce fertilizer rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). You can then use these wastes as compost for the land. A great benefit of having pigs around!
While it might sound strange, pigs are more than happy to eat food waste. They will grow fat on the garbage you discarded and then produce delicious meat for consumption, reducing your need to purchase pork. Also, they take care of many nitrogenous pollutants, which can degrade water quality in rivers and streams if left untreated.
It is time to say goodbye to paper and hello to digital. Paper creates a lot of waste that needs disposal- not just the tree it came from but also all the ink used in printing! So it’s way better for the environment if you go paperless when possible.
In conclusion, you can save money and improve the waste products in our business with some simple actions.