You might think it doesn’t matter what size your kitchen bin is, as long as it does its job, right? But what if you have a new addition to the family, the council has reduced the frequency of your bin collections, or you’ve had a party and now you’re finding you’re having to trudge out in the cold to put out the rubbish far more often than you would like?
Whether you’re a public or private sector organisation, the chances are you’ll generate a lot of waste in the course of your day to day operations. You might think that it’s an unavoidable consequence of doing business, but it’s one that will also eat into your profits...
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.