The Coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected the way we live. Since the lockdown imposed by the government on March 15 this year, everyone’s been transitioning and coping with the new normal way of living. Like any other things affected by the pandemic, environmental campaigns and efforts toward sustainable living have also been negatively affected. This has resulted in 10 per cent more rubbish collected from kerbside bins during the pandemic.
Despite the difficulties posed by this health crisis, the zero-waste lifestyle should never falter. In fact, we should use our time at home making sustainable living a habit. Try to look at the brighter side and see our current situation as a challenge; if we wanted to make our zero-waste practices count, we should follow it faithfully.
How can you practise zero-waste living during the pandemic?
Zero-waste living is still practical amidst the pandemic. You just have to be more cautious and sanitary to prevent COVID transmission through the surfaces of rubbish. Nonetheless, you can still practise sustainable living within the corners of your house. Here are some zero-waste ways you can continue doing during the pandemic.
Reduce waste generation
Minimise the use of single-use items like plastic bags, utensils, and beverage containers. Instead, employ reusable items to reduce packaging waste and rubbish that goes into our landfills. It’s also safer to bring your own eco-bags when shopping for groceries and reusable food containers when getting fast food. That way, you can minimise plastic bag and food waste, and make sure that you make less contact with people.
Be a practical consumer
Given today’s circumstances, being a smart consumer has never been more crucial. We understand that most people resort to panic-buying to have enough food at home, but we still think you should only buy what you can consume. Moreover, you should only buy the things you need. Don’t purchase new clothes, shoes, or accessories because they are not practical in our current situation. You won’t be able to flaunt them anyway since you shouldn’t go out yet.
Reuse and recycle as much junk as you can
Now is the best time to declutter and scour your house for junk. Because of the work-from-home arrangements and stay-at-home imperatives, you should have ample time at home to collect things you don’t need and use anymore. Subsequently, you can take the time to create crafty projects out of your reusable and recyclable wastes. Involve your family to do the same. You can also collect, clean, and sanitise your recyclables and bring them to your local recycling centres for reprocessing.
Safely donate old clothes and items
A lot of people need help during these trying times, so your donation can go a long way. You can donate your surplus food items or exchange them for things you need. Be responsible when donating and follow safety protocols to avoid physical contact and possible COVID transmission. As much as possible, make sure that the items you donate are clean and sanitised to keep the recipients of your donations healthy and safe.
Compost your biodegradable waste
Compost your food and garden wastes to make the most out of them. By doing so, you can help reduce the amount of rubbish that ends of in landfills. Moreover, you’re also turning your organic waste into a valuable resource, a fertiliser to nourish your plants and garden.
Contact your trusted rubbish removal company for junk removal
Leave your rubbish problems to Kurt for safe, efficient, and sustainable rubbish removal services. As your most reliable rubbish company in Sydney, we’re here to help and support you in your zero-waste journey. That’s why we collect, sort, transport, recycle and dispose of your household waste in the most environment-friendly manner possible. We have partner recycling facilities to recycle every bit of your junk.
Aside from employing sustainable methods in our job, we also practice safety measures and protocols. More than having the right tools and equipment, our team of professional rubbish removal also has proper protective gears like face masks and shields. We also practice social distancing to avoid close contact with our clients.
Call us anytime at 0428 255 438. We provide same-day rubbish removal, even during this pandemic. You can always count on us to remove your junk fast and efficiently.