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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.