19 Easy Ways of Reducing Waste at Home
- Avoid buying heavily packaged goods.
- Buy fruit and vegetables that have no unnecessary packaging, e.g. bananas don’t need a bag
- Buy concentrated products that use less packaging.
- Buy products such as washing powder in large containers to reduce packaging or a 2-litre bottle of cola instead of a few small bottles or cans
- Take your reusable shopping bags with you to the shops every trip.
- Try to get off mailing lists for junk mail, faxes and emails.
- Use reusable products wherever possible e.g. use a nappy laundry service and save disposable nappies for holidays or long journeys.
- Use refillable and rechargeable products when possible e.g. a refillable ink pen rather than a disposable biro, rechargeable batteries and cameras.
- Where possible, buy groceries packed in recyclable packaging like glass or cardboard instead of foil and plastic
- Choose products in packaging that you know can be recycled
- Use and refill your own durable drinks bottle
- Try to keep your bin from filling up.
- Try growing your own vegetables
- Have a garden composter for organic waste like vegetable peelings, food leftovers, teabags, fruit peelings, garden waste and divert 1/3 of your waste away from landfill
- Think before throwing anything away – can it be reused for something else?
- Use a lunchbox for your sandwiches or salad and don’t wrap them in plastic
- Save all glass jars and bottles and bring them to your local Glass Bank for recycling
- If you have a blue bin/clear bag at home be sure to use it for newspapers, magazines, junk mail, pizza / cereal boxes, milk / juice cartons, food tins and drinks cans as well as other materials, depending on where you live.
- If there is a recycling centre close to where you live or work, be sure to bring old batteries, plastic bottles and bags and any other materials they accept for recycling
In addition to the above also see the documents below
Super Easy Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Recipes
Recipies and Cures for Garden Pest.