Tip #2: Reduce Household Waste

Illustration of various low-waste practices: using an old cookie tin as a sewing kit, a reusable bag, old mason jars for storing dry goods and using old food containers to hold leftovers.
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While these actions won’t necessarily solve the climate crisis, they can add up, [Isaias Hernandez] says. The average American generates five pounds of trash per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some of it gets recycled but most of it ends up in landfills, which can contaminate soil and water and generate harmful greenhouse gasses, contributing to environmental degradation and climate change.

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