We all want to make changes in our home to help produce less waste. There has been so much more awareness in recent years about the necessity for producing less garbage and making efforts to reduce our plastic use. With many countries starting to ban the use of single-use plastics, we have realized the immense impact they have had on the environment. Per year, the average Canadian produces nearly 673 kilograms of waste. The average Canadian recycles only 20% of their total waste (about 140 kilograms.) The rest of our household waste all ends up in a landfill. This is the sad reality of the current waste production and waste processing in our country. We can all take measures to help not only reduce the amount of waste we produce, but also to ensure more of our household waste is recyclable. It may seem overwhelming to figure out where to start but the truth is that by making many tiny changes, our efforts will add up to making a positive impact.