As well as reducing the amount of waste you put in your black bin by using your blue and brown recycling bins, there are lots of other ways you can reduce the amount of waste produced by your household.
Did you know that up to 60% of your household rubbish could be composted?
Home composting transforms your kitchen and garden waste, including leaves, flowers, cuttings egg shells, tea bags, and lots more into a nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use. All you need to get started is a compost bin and some outdoor space.
You can purchase a compost bin or you can pick one up from most good hardware stores and garden centres.
Love food hate waste
Did you know that In the UK we throw away 6.5 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, 4.5 million tonnes of which was edible! Not only is wasting food bad for the environment, it also costs the average household around £50 a month - that's £600 a year!
There are many reasons why the food we buy is wasted and doesn't get eaten - buying too much food, preparing too much, incorrect storage and food going out of date before it is used.
Reducing food waste you will save your household £££££s, and it is really easy.
Love your clothes
Did you know that every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing is thrown away in black bins across the UK? Also, in the average UK household, nearly a third of clothes (worth over £1,000 per household, £30 billion in total) haven’t been worn in the last year.
The Love Your Clothes website provides information and tips to help you think about the way you purchase, use and dispose of your clothes and provides easy and practical tips to:
- make your clothes last longer
- reduce the environmental impact of laundering your clothes
- deal with your unwanted clothes
- make the most of your wardrobe