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Ways to Reduce Waste at Home

Reducing Waste at Home

Over our 50 plus-year history, Judd Builders has earned the reputation as a skilled and conscientious planner of communities with sensitivity to contemporary environmental issues, as well as concerns of its home buyers. If you want to reduce waste and help the environment, changing a few household habits will not only help the environment but also can save you money in the end. Start with reducing waste in your kitchen with these easy steps!  

Get Rid of Plastic Containers

Most plastic containers are recyclable, but an alternative to storing food is with food-grade silicone containers. They’re lightweight, save space, and are made from an abundant natural resource. Many brands offer freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe silicone containers. No need to rummage for lids, the containers stand up, stay open, and zip shut, making it a sustainable alternative to plastic. It’s also lightweight, ideal for taking lunch, snacks, and more on the go.

Try Reusable Wraps

Cling wrap is a single-use plastic harmful to the environment. Instead, try a certified organic cotton wrap coated in sustainably sourced beeswax. Pack lunches, store food, and wrap leftovers with the reusable wrap, which is also washable and comes in fun prints! 

Switch to Reusable Bags

One of the easiest ways to decrease the amount of waste you produce is to use reusable bags while shopping. Instead of relying on your supermarket’s plastic bags, bring your own cloth ones to pack up your items and tote them home. Keeping a bunch of extra bags in the trunk of your car or right by the door is an easy way to make sure you don’t forget them at home.

Try to Repair Rather than Discard

When was the last time you repaired something broken rather than throwing it away to purchase a new one? It is so much better for the planet than buying loads of cheap, disposable stuff. 

Cancel Unnecessary Mail

If your mailbox is overloaded with catalogs and junk mail each day, take a few minutes to cancel subscriptions and stop unsolicited junk mail. It can be as simple as going online or picking up the phone to be removed from a mailing list. It’s a bit of an inconvenience, sure, but your coffee table will be less cluttered and the amount of paper waste you produce will be cut significantly.

At Judd Builders, we build high quality homes with the best materials, an extremely high level of fit and finish, and, of course, we’re building in the most desirable locations. More than our award-winning home designs and carefully planned neighborhoods, we at Judd Builders offer you the security of knowing you can place your trust in the builder of your dream home.