The whole thing with garbage is that we keep it out of sight, out of mind — we don't think about it in the specific or the abstract, and we definitely don't think about how much we're producing on the daily. But of course, with climate change an ever-present threat, and that island of trash growing ever larger by the day, there's no time like now to think about ways to reduce waste — because reusing and recycling can only go so far.
One of the best ways to lessen and reduce our individual — and collective — environmental impact is to think about how we use and dispose of products every day; what we consume, and how we get rid of our stuff when we're done. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there’s a lot you can do to have a positive impact on our environment every day. The daily choices we all make add up; both as individual consumers, and local and global communities. You may be tempted to think that your individual contribution can’t make a dent in the environment issues we face, but a few small, daily habits can make a big difference, so check out these seven simple and powerful, steps you can take to reduce your waste in honorall year round.