Trash is one of the most common things that we produce on a day-to-day basis. From food crumbs and dirty dishes to paper and plastic, this material can quickly pile up in our homes and create an unpleasant environment. But what does it mean for the environment when we throw away all of this trash? What are the environmental effects of burning or decomposing waste in the landfill? And what about recycling? Let's find out!
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Why You Need to Get Rid of Your Trash
We all know that trash is bad for the environment. It takes up valuable space in landfills, pollutes the air and water, and is generally just unsightly. But did you know that getting rid of your trash in a greener way can be good for the environment?
Here are some reasons why you should get rid of your trash in a greener way:
1. It will save valuable resources.
2. It will reduce pollution.
3. It will save money.
The Types of Trash
Here are some of the most common types of trash and some tips on how to get rid of them in a greener way:
1. Food waste
2. Paper and cardboard:
Items that can be composted:
• Fruit and vegetable scraps
• Coffee grounds and filters
• Tea bags
• Grass clippings
• Wood chips
Items that shouldn't be composted:
• Dairy products
• Meat or fish bones
• Fat or grease
• Pet waste
• Yard waste (such as diseased plants)
• Chemically treated wood
• Coal ash
If you're not sure whether something can be composted, check with your local waste management agency or extension service. With a little care, you can turn your kitchen and yard waste into valuable fertilizer for your garden – and help reduce the amount of trash going to the landfill.