SIMPLE IDEAS TO REDUCE WASTE AT CHRISTMAS
With landfills overflowing and truck loads of rubbish filling our oceans every day, our planet and wildlife are under attack and ill make the difference.
"We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly" - Anne Marie Bonneau
Here are some simple ideas to reduce waste this Christmas…
When you go out always take a few reusable essentials with you - a carrier bag, a waterbottle and cutlery pouch will get you through most situations where you would normally reach for single-use plastic.
The bathroom and kitchen are often the place we can have a big impact with a few simiple swaps. Soap bars instead of liquid, a bamboo toothbrush and natural fibre cleaning clothes can make a huge difference.
If something breaks, try fixing it before simply discarding it and replacing it with something new. As well as saving the planet you can learn a new skill and have fun at the same time!
Growing your own fruit and vegetables or a trip to the farmers market is fun for all the family and tastes fantastic.
When you see litter pick it up and put it in the nearest bin.
Find local groups on Facebook and Instagram or start your own to support each other and share tips on living plastic free.