5 easy steps to reduce waste
Stop unwanted mail
Be aware when giving your name and address; ensure you indicate you don't want your details to be used for future promotions or passed to other marketing agencies.
Think before you shop
Before you shop, think about how you could reduce your waste. For example, you could buy things with less packaging, or second-hand items.
Can you buy something that will last longer rather than a disposable item? Rechargeable batteries are cheaper than disposables, and they can be used again and again - and using real crockery and cutlery for your parties instead of disposable ones can make a real difference.
Your rubbish is another person鈥檚 treasure!
Contact your local - they distribute unwanted furniture and household goods to those in need. Or advertise your old furniture in your local paper or on websites such as Freecycle or .
Avoid wasting food
Every year in the UK we throw away 拢12.5 billion worth of good food, costing the average family almost 拢60 a month.
To find out useful tips on the storage of food, tantalising recipes and advice on portioning and meal planning, visit .
Donate left-over paint to your local charity. To find your nearest scheme visit .