Reduce Carbon Footprint: When it comes to reducing we must always follow the 5 R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rot, and Recycle.
Combating climate change is the main reason behind taking this huge step.
Let’s break it down:
REFUSE: Always so no to one-use plastics and paper, opt for the reusable packaging.
REDUCE: be mindful of what you purchase, always opting to downsize as per your needs not wants
REUSE: When anything breaks, try and repair it rather or recycle or up-size it, thus keeping it away from landfills and dumps
ROT: Many communities have a farmers market or community garden drop-off for food scraps and waste to drop any of your food waste or if you can create your own compost dump in an area of your garden, especially if you grow or want to grow your own fruits and vegetables.