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Short on savings? Waste audit is what you need

Feb 12, 2018, 6:59 AM EST
(Source: Kuba Bożanowski/flickr)
(Source: Kuba Bożanowski/flickr)

It’s ironic that the same North Americans who are infamous for creating hordes of garbage struggle to save money. The example makes a classic case of spending habits gone wrong, an issue that can be addressed by running a quick household garbage audit.

In an article published in the Toronto Star, Gail Vaz-Oxlade comes up with a list of trash items that divulge where people are squandering and denting their savings while doing a disservice to the environment as well.

For example, if your garbage bins are stuffed with stretched-out shirts, torn jeans, holey socks, etc, it’s a strong enough cue that your money is draining down the fast fashion alley, a habit you would better switch for buying more durable and versatile clothing, writes Tree Hugger.