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At first this seems impossible, but when you think about it we bag our garbage in plastic and mix it in with other non compost materials. When you think of it that way it makes more sense...
That is why we dedicate our efforts solely to residential pick ups. Also big businesses will haul for businesses, because that is here the money is. Our motives are more for the Earth, getting paid is something we hope to get later, but for now serving residents, paying for expenses and growth are our goals.
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If something is in your fridge and will go bad soon, put it in the freezer. So you can enjoy the food later. This saves food waste.
Cook in larger quantities and freeze them or split the food up for the week. This saves you on buying different ingredients for different meals. And if you freeze them you can still have variety. This saves money at the grocery store and waste from the landfill.
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Make a plan of what you will eat and make a list for grocery shopping. This saves you time, $$$ , and waste that you would otherwise throw away.
I use to have a local supplier, unfortunately she has stopped creating cleaning supplies. Although you can make your own or buy plant based products.
I can't tell you if this is for certain better for the Earth, but I can tell you it cuts down on keeping germs around. Switch your sink sponge with a stack of wash cloths. Use one a day and switch them out.
If you make or purchase reusable napkins you can wash them with your clothes and they often are so small they can be added to an already full load. I made my own, let me know if you would like to purchase some from me.
If you are using diapers, try reusable. I am also experimenting with my own invented inserts that make this a less messy job. If you are interested in learning more ask me.
These take a learning curve to try out and a willingness to experiment till you find what is right for you, but it sure cuts down on waste. Stay tuned, hopefully I will have my own design created for sale shortly.
If your house has a roof facing south or west you can have them put on your roof or if you have enough land you can put them on the stands in your yard. Either way they can help off set your electric use.
Although I have only heard second hand from others who had a wind turbine, but I've heard that they can be very cost effective. The only thing is you need a lot of land for this.
Most of these are decided with construction either a remodeling or new build, but they can add up to help your bills and stop the Earth from needing to waste resources.
Although I have only heard of the ideas they can either drill deep wells or a longer low dug piping system that is heated and cooled by the Earths constant temperature to then heat or cool your home depending on the season the Earth counters that.
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