Working From Home May Help Reduce Trash

Buying bulk foods will help you reduce household waste.

While working from home has been a challenge for many people worldwide, it has positively affected the environment. People aren’t going into the office every day, bringing disposable lunch bins, or going and getting takeout. 

As people are at home, they are cooking more and going through fewer single-use plastic items. However, just because you are working from home doesn’t automatically mean you reduce trash. You need to still be putting in the effort. Check out some helpful tips below. 

How to Avoid Adding to Trash Volume While Working From Home 

When you work from home, you have total control over the amount of garbage you produce each day. In an office environment, you may not have a choice of whether or not to use a plastic coffee cup. When working from home, the best way to reduce trash is by eliminating your usage of single-use items. 

Rather than ordering takeout, cook your meals and eliminate to-go containers. Make sure you make your coffee at home or bring a coffee mug to a coffee shop to have them refill it. You should also refrain from buying sugar packets or stir sticks because you can use a spoon from your kitchen. You’d be surprised how creative you can get here.

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Kick single-use plastics to the curb.

Minimize Waste When Working From Home 

You can quickly minimize waste when working from home. You have a kitchen at your disposal to make lunch and snacks using reusable dishware. While sometimes it may be convenient to buy processed, prepackaged snacks, it is not suitable for the environment in the long run.

If everyone makes an effort to reduce waste when working from home, the environment will continue to benefit.

Contact Sunrise Sanitation today to find out more ways you can reduce waste day-to-day.

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