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Learn To Become A Less Wasteful Household

22 April, 2021

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Have you or your family wondered about becoming a less wasteful household? Maybe you've noticed that you are filling up your trash bin more often than you'd like. Or perhaps you are seeing things go to waste that shouldn't. An average individual throws away 1,361.4 pounds of trash each and every year! Yikes! To reduce this trash heap this helps create a greener Earth, a more sustainable household, and saves you money in the long term! Follow these tips to become a less wasteful household.


Start composting.


Starting a compost doesn't have to be as daunting as you may believe. There are many countertop composters that can help quicken the job. Because Michigan has such an excellent growing season, usually April to November, you are able to utilize these scraps and keep them from ending up in a landfill.


Utilize Free Facebook.


There are groups in every city across the US that turn trash into treasure. Check on your social media account for groups near you. These groups give between individuals, items that might not be needed in one household, but are desperately wanted in another. Unfortunately, donating items to charities does not always ensure that the items will not be trash anyway. Did you know actually 84% of donations end up being thrown away? This helps to reduce the waste that ends up in a landfill. You may even score some awesome treasures yourself.


Switch to natural gas service.


Natural gas is the cleanest burning natural fuel source. Cleaner than coal, natural gas is able to heat homes and supply them with cooking fuel with fewer emissions than other natural fuels. Your household could also save money every month by having a variable rate plan. Kratos Gas & Power has competitive rates for any needs. 


Use a bidet.


Long utilized by other cultures and countries, bidets help to reduce the need for toilet paper. There are easy models that attach directly to pre-existing toilets, so no need for heavy plumbing. These bidets can help reduce the need for toilet paper by 75%. This can be especially economical when you have multiple humans living under the same roof. Remember the toilet paper shortage of 2020? Don't let that happen to you!


Becoming a less wasteful household does not have to cost anything. It is more about being aware of where you can cut back, and where you can do better. Remember that every little bit helps to reduce the overall waste the Earth has every year. Keep checking back to the Kratos gas and power blog to learn more lifestyle and home-owning tips.