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Together we take action to redress the balance of our natural world.

There’s lots of ways that we can all reduce our impact on the environment and help to tackle to climate crisis. Although the actions we take may only feel small, together we can make a huge difference. Below are some of the ways that you can easily reduce your waste and make a positive difference

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MAKE A CHANGE

Our top 10 tips you can use.

With so many experts on climate change, what can YOU do about it? And how does this fit into the bigger picture?

Here is our initial list of the most achievable things you can do to make a difference.

FOOD WASTE

Reduce Food Waste

In the UK we waste around 10 million tonnes of food each year (data from WRAP, Waste and Resources Action Programme). 71% of this is from domestic households, so we can each take steps to make a real difference if we are willing to make a few changes.

WASTE ADVICE

Recycle More

After reducing the amount of waste we produce, and reusing as much as we can.  If a product can’t be re-used, we then want to recycle all that we can.  Recycling often involves separating different materials to allow them to be used for a new purpose.

BIODIVERSITY

Fashion that Lasts

CLOTHES – we are the only species in the world to wear them, they are a functional necessity and an outlet for pleasure, creativity, and self-expression.

BIODIVERSITY

Repair and Re-use

Quite often, the stuff we’re throwing away isn’t actually at the end of its life and could easily be repaired or re-used. Extending the life of your products is a great way to save money, save the planet and support your local community. Below are some top tips to help make the most of the things you buy.

RUTLAND VILLAGES

Shop Smart

Changing out everyday shopping habits can make a huge different to our individual impact on the environment, this page contains some helpful tips to help you shop smart.

WASTE ADVICE

Greener Travel

Is zero waste travel realistic?

Realistically, if you’re looking at achieving zero waste travel, the most practical solution is to not travel. In fact, that’s the most effective carbon offset travel there is. But—let’s all be real here and acknowledge that we love to travel and explore the world as much as the next person. Can those who are passionate about traveling lessen their impact on the environment?

BIODIVERSITY

In your garden

It’s easy to look out over a small garden space and wonder, just how much difference they could make? However collectively gardens on a national level can comprise of a huge area.
Gardens have the advantage of already benefiting from a complexity of microclimates, habitats and species. Therefore, with a collective shift in the way we manage our gardens they can have a huge impact.

PLANT A TREE & MAKE A CHANGE

Queen's Green Canopy Climate Action

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites everyone across the UK to plant trees. Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty the King, the initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour

RECYCLE IT

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of waste in the average black bin in Rutland could have been recycled.

Download this Waste guide for what can be put in your grey bin.

FOOD WASTE

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of the waste in the average black bin in Rutland is food.

Visit the Taste it Don’t Waste it website page for top tips on how to avoid food waste and save some money at the same time.

THE COST

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per year is spent on dealing with the waste and recycling we create.

Make use of the free local online social media platforms to rehome your unwanted items before throwing them out.

Almost half of the waste going into the black bin is food waste. How much do you throw away?

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