Create a compost system in your backyard. This process is a rather simple one and while generating fertile soil and fertilizer for your plants, you also minimize the amount of waste in your home. Everyday things you can use to create compost? Anything from eggshells, to coffee grounds, to onion peel, to every fruit, as well as tubers such as potatoes, root vegetables, etc… You can also use all those damaged fruits and vegetables you are not going to consume. Keep a comfortable sized container in your kitchen and dispose of it daily. Everything starts in your kitchen, you’ll quickly begin to notice a huge change in your home and community. This exercise will make you and your family more environmentally conscious as well.