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Cut the amount of waste you produce

Plan your meals carefully so as to reduce the amount of food you waste. Be imaginative and at the end of the week throw together dishes to use up all the bits a pieces left in the fridge - Casseroles are great for this.

  • Say ′no′ to plastic bags - millions of them end up in landfill. Carry reusable bags in the car/in your bag and if you are just picking up a couple of things don′t use a bag!
  • Let children re-use paper, envelopes, wrapping paper and greetings cards for creative play
  • Collect packaging, boxes, tubs etc and pop them in to your local school - they will often take things like this to use for arts and crafts
  • Report fly tipping to the Council
  • Avoid unnecessary packaging