We produce more rubbish today than ever before.

What can be Done?

  •  Don't mix up your rubbish. Separate glass, paper, metal and organic waste.
  •  Buy and use recycled paper products wherever possible. A list of stockists is available from Friends of theEarth.
  •  Use your own shopping bag. Do not accept plastic carrier bags every time you shop.
  •  Refuse to buy over-packaged goods. Buy fresh unpackaged food whenever possible.
  •  Look out for goods in recyclable containers.
  •  Contact your local authority and ask about their waste disposal and recycling policies.
  •  Contact Oxfam and other charities to find out what they are collecting.
  •  Items collected for sale might include aluminium foil, cans, clothing and newspapers.
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