When thinking about a Zero Waste management lifestyle, we often consider what we do inside our homes but we should also consider our outdoor space, and what we can do in our garden to reduce or eliminate waste too. Below we have compiled a list of tips for cultivating a Zero Waste management green space you and your family can enjoy for a lifetime.
1. Make compost
Save money, eliminate your food waste at home, reduce packaging waste, and know exactly what you’re putting in your garden and into the environment by making your own compost.
2. Return your plant pots
When you’ve done your planting in the garden, return your plastic plant pots to the garden centre or nursery for reuse or recycling. If that’s not an option because of distance, reuse the pots yourself or up cycle or recycle them for another purpose.
3. Buy quality garden tools
When you need to buy a new gardening tool, buy the best quality one that will last the distance. Buying cheap is a false economy, and you don’t want to find yourself with a broken garden hoe to dispose of in a year’s time. Buy for life.
4. Harvest food when it’s ready
Harvest whatever is ready to eat, and plan your meals around what you are growing so you don’t waste any of your home-grown produce.
5. Control your weeds without chemicals
Avoid chemical weed killers; consider using natural alternatives such as salt or pine needles as mulch to control the weeds in your garden. Less packaging, and no nasty toxins involved.
6. Upcycle household items
Instead of buying items such as plant markers or seedling pots, make your own from used newspaper, lolly sticks, cardboard, or similar. If you require help with drainage in some of your pots, try using broken crockery instead of sending it to the landfill.
I recommend along with the these tips while processing the waste management vertical garden tower which contains two parts both planter and composter.