There are many ways in which you can reduce the amount of waste we create. By being aware of this we can minimise the impact on the environment. The best part of it is most of the tips on this page will also save you some money.
There are so many different types of packaging, from glass bottles and jars, plastic trays to large cardboard boxes. Being aware of the types of goods we buy can help us reduce the amount of waste that we throw away
Buy loose vegetables
UK households waste 6.5 million tonnes of food every year, 4.5 million of which is edible. We're not talking egg shells or chicken bones... We mean the last few bites from your plater you couldn't quite manage, or your bread crusts, or potato peelings - all stuff which could have been transformed into something delicious.
Find out how you can make a change
Before hitting the shops plan your meals for the week and make a list
We all receive some junk mail through the letter box, which we would rather not have. There are two ways in which you can reduce your junk mail:
Real nappies are easier to use than you think and there are now lots of cool and funky styles to choose from. You can choose to buy your own real nappies and wash them at home or you could choose a nappy laundering service.
The UK disposes of around 3 billion disposable nappies each year - an estimated 2-3% of all household waste