The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy that can be harmful to the environment. Reusing reduces the need to buy and make new products thereby reducing the amount of wastes that need to be dumped in landfills and eventually in the final sink – the ocean?
So before buying, ask yourself first. Do I need this? Is there a more eco-friendly alternative? And before throwing, ask yourself again. Can I still use this or can I give it to someone who might need it? How can I make use of this instead of throwing it. Lastly, for items that are not biodegradable, think of ways to recycle them or send them to recovery facilities where they can be recycled.