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Five Ways to Reduce Waste

Waste production is a huge deal and as a human species, we produce a lot of waste. A recent study suggests that Canadians produce more garbage per capita than any other country in the world, generating roughly 31 million tonnes of garbage per year. When you break that down into daily generation, we’re each producing about 2.7kg of waste every single day. 

So, how can you reduce your waste production, minimize your impact on the environment, and contribute to a healthier planet?

Here are some easy ideas for you!

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Invest in reusable containers

Reducing your use of single-serving containers is one of the easiest ways to decrease your waste production. There are many reusable glass, silicone, or stainless steel containers available and the best part is that many stores across the nation are turning to more sustainable purchasing and will allow you to BYOC (bring your own container). 

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Rather than throwing it in the trash, compost your kitchen waste! It’s a simple and effective way to reduce your food waste, and it also nourishes your plants and grass at the same time. Compost is a rich source of nutrients for your plants and also increases soil stability, improves drainage, and helps retain moisture. If that wasn’t enough, compost is also a mild, slow-release natural fertilizer that won't burn plants like harsh chemical fertilizers do. Yes, it may take some time to produce but the results are totally worth it!

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Choose paperless billing

Reduce your paper waste by choosing paperless when you can! Most places online have a paperless billing option to select when signing up for an online account, and if you’re at a store, opt for no receipt printed whenever possible.

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Buy bulk

Bulk is all the rage lately and it’s becoming more popular in a lot of stores. Not only can you bring your own container to reduce plastic use, it also saves on all the packaging you would normally get if you bought item each individually.

The best part is that Herbaland gummies are now available in bulk in zero-waste stores across the globe. All you need is to fill up your reusable container and you’ll be well on your way to reducing your impact on the planet. And if that’s not an option for you, take solace in the fact that Herbaland has made a commitment to bettering the health of our planet! Our pouched-items are all packaged in 100% compostable pouches that start disintegrating within 180 days!

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Ditch disposables in the kitchen

Plastic wrap, paper towels, tinfoil, and plastic zip bags can contribute a lot to waste production, so opt for reusable wherever you can! Invest in silicone baking mats, beeswax wraps, or swap out your paper towels for cloths that can be washed and reused. Reusable lunch containers and washable snack bags are also a great option to keep things fresh and minimize your household’s waste production. 

Going green and reducing your waste can seem overwhelming, but when you take small steps towards reducing your families waste production, you’ll start to realize how quickly it adds up!


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