Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Bulletin | 27 August 2021
27th August 2021
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Today's tips:

1. Reducing the amount of waste you produce is one of the best ways to cut your carbon footprint. A fifth of our waste is packaging – that’s five million tonnes of household packaging waste in the UK every year! Avoid unnecessary packaging by shopping locally, taking your own reusable bags and looking for refill options which use less packaging.

2. Here are some ideas for reusing packaging to reduce your waste:

  • Use plastic ice cream tubs for storing leftover food in the fridge.
  • Paint old jam jars with glass paints to make nightlights, or use them to store homemade chutneys.
  • Use empty biscuit tins to store spare buttons or screws.
  • Create works of art with your children using empty cereal boxes, crisp packets and plastic bottles.
  • Grow seedlings in empty yogurt pots
  • Your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre will accept many items your kerbside recycling collection can't.

2. Composting your kitchen and garden waste reduces the amount of waste you throw away - for great value composting bins, food waste digesters and water butts visit - Get Composting 

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