5 easy ways to produce less rubbish

5  easy ways to produce less rubbish

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1. Re-use old paper

Nearly 93% of the paper we use is derived from trees. To produce one kilogram of paper, 324 liters of water is used, while one sheet of A4 paper takes up 10 liters of water. To meet this ever-increasing demand for paper, trees are being cut rapidly and we are faced with serious repercussions of deforestation. While it was estimated that the ongoing electronic revolution will reduce the demand for paper, the lack of equal distribution and opportunity to access electronic benefits has meant that the demand for paper continues to rise in developing countries and, it is predicted to double by 2030.

Click on the link that follows to find 10 ways to reuse waste paper

2. Make recycled paper

Allow us to take you through a fun and eco-friendly activity on how to make paper from old and used papers. Turn all those used scrap papers, old newspapers, and magazine pages into recycled paper with the help of our tutorial. The whole process may take a little longer than other craft activities but we promise you that it is worth it. Our handmade papers do not require any fancy craft tools, or even any frame, you probably have all the supplies at home. So let’s get started!

Click on the link that follows to find How to Make Paper (Easy Method)

3. Reuse grocery bags

Paper or plastic? Neither. Opt for earth-friendly reusable canvas bags at the grocery store, and you’ll save resources. Canvas bags are stronger and can hold more without ripping or breaking. More items in a bag mean fewer bags to carry and fewer trips to the store. And some grocery stores will cut the price of your bill if you use your own bags.

4. Use non-toxic cleaning products

Many cleaning products contaminate our water and air, and contain cancer-causing chemicals. If your family has a history of allergies, asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis, it’s especially important to reduce the use of chemical cleaners in the home. Green home products are safer to handle, reduce indoor air pollutants, and do not harm water supplies. The Citra Solv line of cleaners includes effective, green products. They contain no harmful chemicals, and even provide recipes on their labels for easy and inexpensive refills. You can make your own multipurpose cleaning products from white vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and lemons to clean almost any area of your home.

5. Use (or make your own) Natural Personal Care Products

When you use natural or organic personal care products, you are avoiding exposure to the chemicals and synthetic derivatives used in the manufacture of many conventional soaps, cosmetics, lotions, hair products, and deodorants. The additives, chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, and colorants in these products can be harmful not only to your body and health, but also to the environment. Be sure to screen your natural body products carefully to ensure they are fully organic and free of added scents and chemicals.

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