5 Tips to Reduce Rubbish or Gabarge

5 Tips to Reduce Rubbish or Gabarge

Rubbish, or garbage, is not just problematic to handle in your home. But the accumulation of garbage is harmful to your street, your town, your city and our world. With the current environment scenario, it is important that all of us adapt to an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

With the current environment scenario, it is important that all of us adapt to an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Having said that, I am sure most of us are aware of recycling and reusing. If you don’t, you should start it. A lot of awareness is made on Government level and by NGOs (non-government organisations) around the world.

With the help of some small steps and practices, we can make our house, street, town, state, country and the world a better and healthy place for ourselves and our kids.


Tips to Reduce Garbage

1. Say NO to plastic bags

There are states and countries where they have banned the use of plastic shopping bags. But there are still places where they are being used. If you live in an area where they are banned then great, otherwise avoid using them.

Take a basket or reusable shopping bag made from recycled material. You can use that bag again and again. Keep it in the boot of your car, so whenever you go, just take it out. You can also ask for a bio-degradable plastic bag. The bio-degradable bag degenerates when thrown away.

2. Recycle

Recycling is a must for everybody if you want to reduce waste. Buy products that come in reusable containers rather than individual plastic packing. You can reuse the containers for organising and keeping other things as well.

Try to buy things in bulk or large packaging. It is not only easy on the pocket but it will reduce waste. Keep different garbage baskets and bags so you can dispose of recycled products easily.


This rubbish recycling is considered one of the most efficient methods in dealing with the garbage disposal.

3. Reuse

Reusing cans and bottles for storage is another good way of controlling the quantity of your garbage. If you think outside the box, then you can come up with many ways of using even the packaging of the products you purchase.

For example, you can use the glass jars and containers for storage as decoration. You can use tin containers for storage and planting. But you cannot use thermopile or polyethene packaging, as you will have to throw those away. So avoid purchasing products that come in them.

4. Compost

The organic material that can be broken down can be added back to the soil for planting. This is another amazing way to lessen your garbage. It is an ingenious way you can actually help the environment.


You just have to collect all the organic materials like egg shells, teabags, paper, cardboard, dead flowers, food scraps etc., dampen them and leave them in the soil to decay. It will turn into a kind of manure that you can use for your plants or grass.

If you are reluctant about doing this yourself, then check your area. There are companies that will deal with this. Just call them and they will come and collect it from you.

5. Compress

Even after doing the above mentioned things, you will be left with some amount of garbage that you will have to throw away. It is advised that you should compress the garbage that you have to throw.

This way you would reduce the amount that you throw. You can purchase a garbage compressor easily online or from your local hardware store. You can ask your friends or family members to help you with the compression.


As a responsible citizen, it is our duty to keep our city and country clean, not just for our own health but also for the sake of the future generations to come!

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On a daily basis, we constantly hear news about different forms of road accidents, either because of some stupid drivers who recklessly drives their vehicle, over-speeding, and the list goes on. The dumbest mistakes people ever make we put all the blame to our government – for providing insufficient funds to spend with road widening, infrastructure upgrades, better traffic system, and best walkie-talkie[1] or radar speed gun for law enforcement. The lack of employment, low quality of education, corruption, sudden increase of necessity prices, and the unfinished road construction projects. Sometimes, we, as citizens, often forget that we also play a very important role in the chain process, and thus we should not put all the blame to our government.

Common Sense

There is no point denying that it is actually the government’s role to provide us good road and road signs. But if citizens do not actually follow these traffic rules as the basis of standards, how can they ever guarantee our safety? Yes, you may excuse yourself for not knowing the standard safety measures, but come on! We are not children anymore. Simple 1-2-3’s and a little common sense will do.



Owning a car or a motorcycle is great; it helps keep us on track in our fast paced lives. But, if we do not abide by the simple safety driving procedures, you definitely are at risk. In 2012, Los Angeles County alone, 59% motorcyclists were killed. This is more than 2010. And by 2013, California ranked third for motorcycle fatalities.[2] Thus, it is very important to buckle up your belts, wear your helmet and follow the traffic lights and other street signs. They serves as a warning. There could be some dangerous road ahead or any untoward incidences, and once you will not follow this and take proper precaution, trouble always meet you ahead, either a severe accident or a police honking you to pull over. And you know what will happen next.



People who lives some blocks away from their workplace usually prefer to take a walk instead of driving their vehicle. This could save them a considerable amount of money on fuel. Plus it is a great way to exercise. Even so, although you are simply walking, it still is important to follow the road traffic signs. Wait for the green signal before crossing the lane, no matter if you are in a hurry or not. A lot of road accidents happen because some passersby merely doesn’t follow the traffic light signals. Also, do not forget to walk only in between the white lanes, or the so-called pedestrian lines.


Final Thoughts

The issues and problems on the roads will never be resolve and forever will stay unless the citizens truly realize how necessary it is to follow traffic rules and regulations. As drivers, we are suppose to stay on our right lane, steer at the right speed, and follow every traffic sign. As pedestrian walkers, we are expected to cross at the right place, at the right time. If each party cooperates, we can achieve a harmonious flow of traffic.

Of course, we all live in an era where all of us are in a hurry and one simply cannot afford to waste time. But, being hasty can bring a lot more trouble and can basically cause more delay. There is no mad science to resolve road accidents or to keep ourselves safe and secure while on the streets. It all depends if all of us will submit to the traffic rules the government has set before us.

What are your thoughts about following traffic rules?



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