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Minimizing Waste From Your Home

by John McComas 03/31/2019

Going zero waste doesn’t have to seem like a daunting task. There are several ways you can bring down your waste production at home. Try out these few tips and see how much progress you make.

  • Stop Using Plastic Straws. Many homes churn out a lot of plastic straws that quickly end up in the ocean and destroy marine life. Try investing in a metal straw as a stylish alternative. Paper straws will work just as well in your next party. However, feel free to skip this tip if anyone in your home has a disability that requires a straw.
  • Abandon Plastic Bags. Statistics show that we use the average plastic container for only 12 minutes, but it takes up to 5 centuries to break down in a landfill. Now you have a good enough reason to ditch your plastic bags and bring your reusable bags to the store. Get yourself a tote bag from your favorite brand or bookstore, or attempt making one at home.
  • Try Out Composting. Composting has many benefits for your garden asides been a great way to cut down on food waste. Composting enhances better soil, healthier plants and, more importantly, a healthier planet is one surefire way to cut down waste.
  • Build a Plastic-Free Pantry. Reducing waste can look super pretty in your kitchen. Stocking up on glass jars and containers to organize your pantry is something you should try. You will probably never lose anything in your fridge again, and you can bring the jars and containers straight to the grocery store to stock up on bulk goods.
  • Get rid of Plastic Take-Out Containers. Consider exchanging take-out for fast dinner ideas that you can stir up under 30 minutes or less. Go for eating at the restaurant if you're not in the mood for cooking, to skip the plastic utensils and containers.
  • Recycle. While cutting down on items that you can only use once is a better way to reduce waste, recycling is equally as good. It doesn't matter what its composition; there's probably a way to recycle it properly. Learning how to reclaim the items you have in your home will have you barely making use of your trash bin. Wherever possible, always look for recyclable options for whatever you want to get.

Living waste free is possible, all it takes is a little hard work and some commitment.

About the Author

John McComas

Through his highly professional, informed and diligent approach, John McComas provides outstanding expertise and professional representation to his valued clients.  He is very astute and highly skilled in the Acquisition and Marketing of Residential, Luxury, Investment and Commercial Properties.  Known for his in-depth knowledge and experience in the Greater Denver Metro real estate market, you may rely on John’s expertise and accurate assessment.  Recognized for his integrity, insightful guidance and valued counsel, John is committed to providing his clients with a truly impressive real estate experience. 

John excels at executing on behalf of his clients with very deliberate, strategic and skillful measures that achieve impressive results. Sellers receive a creative and well-organized marketing strategy that maximizes their property’s exposure to the most qualified buyers. In positioning a seller’s home to stand out in the marketplace, he takes great care in clearly accentuating each property’s specific features. When working with buyers, he acts with diligence and dedication to find his clients their ideal property.  He exhibits a fierce commitment to identifying just the right property for each buyer.  In working with investors and commercial clients, he takes great care to and accurately addresses each critical issue and thoroughly research’s the important details needed to make thoughtful and balanced decisions.

As an Owner/Managing Partner of the Windermere Denver Metro office; John through his clear vision and together with his team is highly instrumental in implementing an impressive plan to expand Windermere Real Estate throughout the Greater Denver region and Colorado.   He is extremely generous in sharing his expertise and command of the numbers with the agents in each office as he advises them on their individual business plans and projections. Through his valuable knowledge, resourcefulness and dedication, John clearly distinguishes himself with proven results.

Areas of service

All Greater Denver Metro Area Neighborhoods and surrounding cities. Including Aurora, Castle Rock. Centennial, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, and Parker.