We can all do our bit to reduce our waste. The route to do this is
- Make a Pledge. Join with others in your community to make a difference.
- Refuse – Don’t accept or buy things that are destined for landfill
- Reduce – Change your buying habits for example from fruit in plastic punnets to ones sold loose
- Reuse – Buy refillable bottles – the village shop will refill all Ecover products or try Splosh, they will send you refills in the post. They use a cardboard outer and some plastic but it is a lot less than buying a new bottle every time. If you use code A88E74 you will get a discount on your first order.
- Revitalze – Upcycle! We converted old net curtains into net bags to use in supermarkets instead of plastic bags for fruit and veg.
Other things to consider
If you have a baby or child in nappies, as well as reducing your landfill waste considerably you could save a few hundred pounds by using washable nappies. They are also a more natural breathable and non chemical alternative. See here for more details on the Gloucestershire Real nappy project. They offer free talks and have nappy kits to hire for free so you can try before you buy.
Disposable menstrual products (pads and tampons) are avoidable. Menstrual cups and washable pads offer a greener, cheaper and healthier option. For more information on the issues disposable sanitary products see the Women’s Environmental Network Environmenstrual project. Moontimes sell a wide range of reusable menstrual products.