Easy Ways To Reduce Waste

MAG - No Junk Mail by Melody Ayres-Griffiths CC BY 2.0

MAG – No Junk Mail by Melody Ayres-Griffiths CC BY 2.0

Reducing waste is easy, and the smartest choice you can make as an eco-minded individual! Get started with any of these smart choices:

  1. Put a “no junk mail” sign on your letterbox
  2. Opt for goods that have less packaging
  3. Choose recycled goods where possible
  4. Don’t buy new if pre-loved will do
  5. Don’t buy it if you don’t need it
  6. Take your own bag(s) to the supermarket
  7. Compost your unused foods
  8. Re-use gift bags and wrapping paper
  9. Buy goods that will last and that can be mended
  10. Avoid buying disposable items
  11. Choose flannels or muslin squares over face wipes
  12. Choose cloth nappies instead of disposable nappies
  13. If you choose disposable nappies, buy biodegradable nappies
  14. Buy refills where possible
  15. Buy eco packaged “compressed” goods where possible
  16. Don’t buy more fresh food than you need
  17. Don’t print out emails unless necessary
  18. Use draft print settings if you must print
  19. Keep unwanted printouts to use as notepaper
  20. Use waste paper for kindling
  21. Buy big packets/bottles
  22. RECYCLE! Take your plastics, paper, glass and card
  23. REUSE! Take unwanted items to a charity shop or post on freecycle 

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