Organize your kitchen
Much of the waste that comes from a household is produced in the kitchen in the form of food, packaging, and cleaning waste. Better organization in the kitchen can help you significantly reduce the amount of waste produced in your home.
To reduce your food waste, start by organizing the refrigerator. This will make it easier to plan meals and encourage you to use ingredients before they expire. Preparing more meals at home will also cut down on how often you order takeout, which is more expensive than cooking at home and which usually comes with excess packaging.
Pantry organizers will further help organize your kitchen, clearing up space for food storage containers that you can use to preserve bulk food and ingredients. Buying in bulk is a great option as it will greatly reduce the amount of single-use packaging you consume.
Another main source of waste in a kitchen is single-use paper towels, which are often used for cleaning up minor spills or wiping down surfaces. You can easily replace paper towels with reusable dishcloths or simply make your own rags from extra pieces of fabric or old shirts.