REDUCE the amount of rubbish you produce
- Think before you buy.
- It is just as important to REDUCE your waste as to RECYCLE it.
- It will save you money in the long term
- Buy only as much as you need.
- Use refillable containers.
- Avoid over-packaging. Do you need to buy individually wrapped items?
- Buy in bulk when it makes sense and if you can afford it!
- Use mains electricity instead of batteries when possible.
- Buy rechargeable batteries and low energy light bulbs. They may cost more to buy but last much longer!
- Avoid buying items that cannot be recycled.
- Buy goods with a minimum amount of packaging or better still, with no packaging!
- Try to buy goods made from recycled materials.
- Compost all your kitchen waste.
- Donate unwanted items to charity or give to friends and family.
- Repair and re-use items rather than throw them away.
RE-USE what you can’t reduce
- Rent, borrow or share items with friends and family that you don’t use often and save money as well.
- Re-use carrier bags when shopping, or use your own shopping bag.
- Buy second-hand whenever possible the old ones are the best!
- Use scrap paper for notes.
- Give gifts in re-usable bags/boxes.
- Pack your lunch in re-useable containers.
- Donate books and magazines to charities, doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, etc.
- Donate old clothes to charity.
You can also purchase re-used household items. Find out more.
RECYCLE only what you can’t reduce or re-use
We all want to keep the environment healthy and pleasant to live in both now and in the future. However, modern society can cause damage to the environment and use resources in an unsustainable manner.
You may be moving home, redecorating or having a clear out and have found waste that needs getting rid of. But, did you know that over 60% of that waste can be recycled? You may not realise what can and cannot be recycled, which is why we suggest getting The Recycling People to come in and take your rubbish away, whilst aiming to recycle 100% of it. Call 0800 138 9100 today.
Recycling has the following benefits;
- Conserves natural resources – less mining and quarrying helps preserve the landscape and causes less damage to vegetation and animal life.
- Saves energy.
- Creates less waste and pollution. See info about domestic energy.
- We are rapidly exhausting our valuable landfill space.
- Benefits the economy by creating jobs and reducing the need to import raw materials.
- It helps divert potentially valuable materials away from landfill sites.
- Your rubbish becomes the raw materials that manufacturers use to produce new items.
Please contact us if you require further information.