Reducing your waste

Reducing the amount of waste you produce and recycling properly can help save money, energy - and the planet.

By reducing the amount of waste you create you can help cut the amount of waste going to landfill. This starts in the supermarket with reusable bags, reduced packaging and smart shopping.

There are many ways you can reduce the amount of waste you produce including:


Reusing items is better than recycling them, as recycled items have to be reprocessed into something new.

There are many items in your home that you can reuse. This includes ice cream tubs, take away tubs, boxes and furniture.

Donating old furniture to charities is a great way to reuse them. See The Furniture Project (opens in a new window)