What is another word for wasteful?

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[ wˈe͡ɪstfə͡l], [ wˈe‍ɪstfə‍l], [ w_ˈeɪ_s_t_f_əl]

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How to use "Wasteful" in context?

There's no doubt that many of us could stand to be more wasteful. But before you consider cutting back on your consumption, you should know exactly what wasteful means. When we say wasteful, we're referring to behaviors and actions that unnecessarily consume or throw away valuable resources. Put simply, wasteful behavior is anything that's not necessary.

For example, if you've got two cans of fruit in your cupboard and you only need one, you're wasting one can of fruit. If you're using five sheets of paper to cover your work surface but only need three, you're wasting three sheets of paper.

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