How you can help

Reduce, re-use, recycle

A compost bin

The United Kingdom produces 420 million tonnes of waste every year – enough to fill the Albert Hall in London every hour. Most of our household rubbish is disposed of in landfill sites but we are running out of space. As a consequence the cost of disposal is increasing rapidly, and this in turn affects householders through council tax rises.

Here are some suggestions of things you can do to help:

Reduce waste

Re-use old stuff

Recycle the rest

And don’t pollute!

Useful links

For more information about reusable nappies, contact the CHANGE project on 01422 847080.

Mailing Preference Service|External link
MPS, DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS on 020 7291 3310.

Freecycle|External link
The Freecycle network is an international movement which aims to keep perfectly useable goods from going to landfill. The idea is simple – if you have something you no longer want, you post a message on your local Freecycle group and arrange for someone who does need it to collect. Membership is free.

Last Updated: 11/11/2016