How can you contribute in reducing waste in your community?

Everybody wants to stay in a clean community and free from waste. If this is the kind of place, where I am staying, then I will even encourage others to relocate here. Why will I do that? It is because with a waste-free community, you know that you are far from sickness that you may acquire from wastes. Nobody wants to get sick and having a healthy body is important. So, a clean community is an ideal place for everybody to live.

Can you imagine living in a community, where you can find scattered wastes, stack of garbage bags in every corner and trash cans full of waste? With such a picture in mind, it means the community is populated with people and waste disposal problems. I can’t manage to stay in such communities. Can you manage it? I guess you don’t want such kind of communities, too. Something must be done to eliminate such disposal issues.

Ways to reduce waste in the community

As a responsible citizen, we must not let our people and our community suffer from illness that we may acquire due to improper waste disposal. Concerned individuals must do something. So, we have here some ways on how you can reduce waste in your community.


Small and big restaurants

If possible, you must avoid using disposable plates, cups, spoons and forks. It is even economical because you do not need to buy too much disposable material. Let’s say that you will only use disposable materials if the customer will dine out. If the customer will dine in, then better use glasswares. It is not just economical, but it also reduces waste. If these small and big restaurants do this, then the rate of daily generated wastes will greatly drop down.


Public places

There are parks in the community. If you are coming to have a picnic with your family or friends, then give yourself a rule.

  • Do not litter in the park to maintain cleanliness.
  • Bring your foods stored in reusable containers.
  • Do not bring and use disposable plates, spoons, forks and cups. You may wash them when you come back home, anyway.
  • Clean your spot before leaving the park.


Those are just a few of the things that a responsible citizen may do to reduce waste in the community. There are those who do not mind about waste management. It is time to inform them about the health risks of having a community with a waste disposal problem. Let us all encourage them to do things that can contribute to the reduction of generated wastes. If we can all actively participate, then it will benefit us and the future generations.

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