If you have a lot of rubbish or waste from your home – perhaps as a result of a spring clean or moving house – you may be tempted to just burn it in your back yard. Many people choose a bonfire as a go-to method of getting rid of excess waste. However, this is definitely one to avoid if you have concerns about the environment or are aiming to live a greener lifestyle. Read on to find out why!
The most common problems that occur when burning waste.
Some of the most common problems you may encounter when burning waste include:
These are all reasons to avoid burning waste, and we’re only just scratching the surface. While these reasons will have a negative impact on you and your property, we haven’t even begun to discuss how burning waste could cause harm to the environment.
The environmental effects of burning your waste.
When burning waste, you’re making one of the least green choices available. Here’s why:
So with these points in mind, we hope you’ll think twice before burning your waste. Instead, consider how you could recycle your waste or dispose of it in a way that doesn’t cause so much harm to the environment.
If you’re stuck for ideas, consider these options for getting rid of household and garden waste.
Do you burn your waste? If so, did you know how damaging it could be and will you be seeking an alternative in the near future? We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so share them in the comments section below!
To learn more about how you could start to live a greener lifestyle, check out the rest of our blog posts here at Nelda.