50 ways to cut down waste
Use a reusable water bottle.
Say no to straws.
Use a reusable coffee cup.
Use a bar of soap.
Use beeswax wrap instead of cling film.
Replace your plastic toothbrush with bamboo.
Use solid bar shampoo.
Take your reusable shopping bag shopping.
Refuse to buy fruit and veg that are wrapped in plastic.
Use reusable cotton pads.
Avoid plastic packaging during your food shop.
Make a meal plan to avoid food waste.
Cook only the amount you need to avoid leftovers.
Don’t buy more food than you need.
Wash dishes with natural sponges.
Buy loose leaf tea instead of tea bags.
Carry reusable bamboo cutlery.
Use cloth napkins and hand towels.
Ditch disposable baking paper and go for a reusable baking sheet instead.
Stop chewing gum.
Buy wood toys for children.
Unsubscribe to unwanted emails.
Store food correctly to avoid it going off.
Join a veg box scheme.
Reuse single side printed paper.
Take a container for fish and meat when shopping.
Holiday in the UK rather than abroad.
Put a “No Junk” on your mailbox.
Cancel your magazine and newspaper subscriptions and read them online or at the library.
Choose milk delivered in glass bottles.
Take your lunch to school or work and avoid take away.
Use glass jars or metal containers for storage.
Use old clothes for rags for cleaning around the house, instead of paper towels.
Buy in bulk as much as possible.
Bring your own containers to fill e.g. laundry detergent.
Give your old clothes to charities or others who can use them.
Stop buying polyester clothing.
Make your own cleaning products.
Buy second hand.
Learn to repair items instead of buying new.
Stop buying stuff you don’t really need.
Use non-disposable feminine-hygiene products.
Grow your own food.
Buy from a green energy company.
Drive a very low emission car.
Install dry toilets.
Install solar panels.
Turn off your electrical equipment when not in use.