Archive for June, 2010

Guide to Reducing Waste, Re-using and Repair

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

If everyone in the world lived like people in the UK, it’s estimated that three planets’ worth of resources would be needed to support us.  The energy and materials wasted in the UK put pressure on the environment here and around the world.

Recycling can help save materials and energy, but cutting down on waste in the first place is even better.  Even when you have finished with something, someone else will often be able to use it.

Reducing waste

18 per cent of household waste is packaging from retail purchases.  Shopping carefully, avoiding disposable bags, and choosing re-usable products are some of the ways in which you can avoid waste in the first place.  Some tips include: (more…)