If you’ve sweltered in the heat in the last few days, you might have treated yourself and the kids to an ice lolly, and while they’re certainly a delicious treat, they often come with a plastic wrapper that can’t be recycled, and that just ends up in the bin or as litter, especially if you’re out and about.
Piles of paper plates and cups, a mountain of disposable cutlery, and lots of leftover food. This is usually what’s left at the end of the average kid’s birthday party. The mountain of waste not only hurts your pocket, it hurts the planet. But the good news is that by making a few savvy changes, you can throw your little ones a party to remember with zero waste.
As temperatures rise and hopefully continue to do so, thoughts turn to throwing a barbecue. While we don’t want to dash your dreams of ice cold beers and juicy burgers, have you thought about how much waste the average barbecue creates?
How much food do you waste? Do you have a mouldy block of cheese hiding in the back of your fridge, or some leftovers that are past their best?
With Easter on the horizon, have you ever thought about the amount of packaging that comes with the 80 millions eggs that are sold in the UK each year. One way to reduce this amount is to make your own Easter egg.
As well as the chocolate eggs being full of packaging, there are also other aspects of waste to consider, including food waste from having the family over for dinner.
We discard millions of plastic bottles on a daily basis, but could you not upcycle these in your garden? For example, why not cut out a rectangular opening on the top of the bottle and will it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly planter.
With firework night now over and done with for another year, you may have had a lot of food on the go which can equate to a lot of food waste. We have compiled a list of recipes which you could use to reduce the amount of food ending up in the waste.
We are always advised about protecting our personal data online but why do we still put confidential waste in our wheelie bins at home, information from bank statements can be used by criminals to steal someones identity and apply for credit applications in their name.
If you live/work in an area where space can be restricted, how do you find enough space for sorting and separating the recycling, we have compiled a few tips to help you maximise this.