Mother-of-two reveals how she managed to cut her family's garbage in half

A mother of two children reduced her household waste to a single bag each week by taking what she describes as a few simple steps

A mother of two children reduced her domestic waste to a single bag each week by taking a few simple steps.

Darwin's Rachael Lovett says the achievement came through a series of simple lifestyle changes that she believes anyone could implement in their own lives.

"A house is a controlled environment, you can control the entry and exit, you just have to modify your behavior a bit, make some small adjustments, and the difference can be huge," Ms. Lovett told Yahoo7.

A mother of two children reduced her household waste to a single bag each week by taking what she describes as a few simple steps

A mother of two children reduced her household waste to a single bag each week by taking what she describes as a few simple steps

For more than 20 years, she has been carrying her own bags to shopping malls.

& # 39; It has become increasingly difficult to avoid; plastic is everywhere, and every piece of plastic that has been made still circulates somewhere on the planet. "

How to reduce domestic garbage

For their family, they started by separating recycling from non-recycling.

From there, she went on to feed all the remains of food to her flock of chickens.

He continued adding that although not everyone is capable of having chickens, the possibility of freezing the remains of food and donating them to another person with animals is an alternative solution.

Mrs. Lovett feeds all her family's leftovers to her flock of chickens, and encourages people without chickens to donate the waste to someone with animals.

Mrs. Lovett feeds all her family's leftovers to her flock of chickens, and encourages people without chickens to donate the waste to someone with animals.

Mrs. Lovett feeds all her family's leftovers to her flock of chickens, and encourages people without chickens to donate the waste to someone with animals.

The possibility of freezing leftovers and donating them to another person with animals is an alternative solution.

The possibility of freezing leftovers and donating them to another person with animals is an alternative solution.

The possibility of freezing leftovers and donating them to another person with animals is an alternative solution.

In addition to using leftovers as food, Mrs Lovett avoids buying packaged products as much as possible.

When buying, Ms. Lovett opts for reusable mesh bags to transport her fruits and vegetables.

The cash for the cans is another incentive for her and her family, taking all the cans and bottles to the recycling bin to receive a refund of 10 cents per can.

It also suggests a patch of vegetables in the garden as a manageable way to reduce waste paper.

"During the rainy season, all our cardboard goes to the vegetable patch, layered with earth, green mulch, grass clippings, and then manure on the top.In the rainy season we put a tarp over the top and It decomposes into mulch during the season, newspapers, brochures, they all go too. "

It also suggests a patch of vegetables in the garden as a manageable way to reduce paper waste

It also suggests a patch of vegetables in the garden as a manageable way to reduce paper waste

It also suggests a patch of vegetables in the garden as a manageable way to reduce paper waste

For his family, they started by separating recycling from recycling

For his family, they started by separating recycling from recycling

For his family, they started by separating recycling from recycling

Includes the family

Another secret to Ms. Lovett's success is having her husband and children on board.

Everyone in the household does their part to ensure that minimal waste is produced throughout the week.

Their two children, ages 11 and 13, only carry reusable tupperware containers to school.

These are washed and reused day after day, to avoid creating waste.

It's about starting

The key to successfully reducing waste as a long-term lifestyle option, Ms. Lovett believes, is taking it slowly.

Begin by introducing an element and continue to cling to that one change until it becomes a habit.

From there, you can introduce changes continuously and slowly, and gradually increase them over time, to create a sustainable and well-conceived lifestyle plan.

Ms. Lovett believes that the key to successfully reducing waste as a long-term lifestyle option is to take it slowly.

Ms. Lovett believes that the key to successfully reducing waste as a long-term lifestyle option is to take it slowly.

Ms. Lovett believes that the key to successfully reducing waste as a long-term lifestyle option is to take it slowly.

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