Originally posted on Weston Sustainability Committee:

 

By Courtney Keenan

Tired of yelling at your significant other or kids all the time to take out the trash? Is your recycling taking over your kitchen? Why not just reduce your waste.

It sounds simple enough, but every trip to the grocery store combats the theory. Most food is packaged in plastic, in cardboard or in both.  Then in another plastic bag to carry it home.  What a vicious plastic cycle. Here are eight ways to reduce your household waste that may benefit your lifestyle in other ways too.

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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