How you can reduce, reuse and recycle more

Reducing what you waste is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment

From thinking about what you buy, how it's packaged and how you can reuse items, you can make a huge difference. Try firstly to reduce the amount you buy and waste, then to reuse what you can or buy second-hand and to recycle as much as possible.

There are many ways you can reduce your waste, some ideas are listed below:

  • Purchasing products with less packaging
  • Buy only the food that you need and will eat
  • Recycle in your kitchen
  • Use leftovers for lunch/dinner the next day
  • Don’t buy individually wrapped items
  • Fix broken things rather than buy new
  • Buy reusable bags/batteries rather than keep buying new

Once you have looked at reducing your waste, you can look at re-using your waste.  This could be re-using a plastic bottle as a water bottle again or repairing an item of clothing rather than throwing it away. 

Once you have reduced and reused all your waste, recycle everything you can.  Making sure you fill up your green bin and taking additional items to your local recycling banks such as textiles will make sure you are being waste wise and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.

Visit Recyclenow for more great tips on reducing, reusing and recycling.

Find out which bin to use and what for.