An easy way to wash your plastics, cans and glass is to use the last of the washing
up water. If it's not too soapy, you can even use the waste water afterwards on your
flowerbeds or veg patch.
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Squashed cans and plastic bottles take up so much less room in your recycling box,
as well as in the collection vehicle.
Buy refills - many cleaning products are available as refills. Try reusable alternatives
to throwaway items such as razors
If you have left over paint offer it to friends or ourselves, and if that doesn’t
work put it on free cycle
All kinds of textiles can be recycled at recycling banks and household waste and
recycling centres, we can also take any left over off cuts off your hands and use
them in our projects. Call us, drop them in or post to us: see our contact page.
Tip 3: Buy local Just like the food on the dinner plate, we might be amazed how many
miles the constituent parts of a piece of furniture might have had to travel in order
to reach us. If possible, source furniture close to home. This will support the local
economy, small craftspeople, and decrease the environmental cost of shipping (not
to mention the other kind of cost).
bags can then be recycled even afterward.
Tip 7: Toxic Many cleaning products and paints contain harmful chemicals. Make sure
you use all of the product so nothing remains in the container when you get rid of
it or, even better, choose eco-friendly alternatives.
Tip 4: Interior designs Furniture and accessories made from reclaimed or recycled
material such as glass, wood or plastic are becoming increasingly stylish and innovative.
Think solid craftsmanship instead of flimsy, disposable flatpacks.
Keep pots clean by coating them with plastic bags, saves on washing a pot and wasting
water plastic bags can then be recycled even afterward.
Electric alternatives Some retailers are happy to take back old electrical items
and most can be used for parts.