The Waste Not Wall

The Waste Not Wall gave everybody a chance to share their top tips for waste reduction at home or at work.

Be inspired by what other people are already doing.  Send us your waste and recycling secrets and build our wall of knowledge.

  • Check that it can be recycled
  • Recycle ink cartridges and batteries
  • Take bottles to bottle banks
  • Take clothes to charity bins
  • If you don’t want something maybe a friend or neighbour wants it instead of chucking it
  • Use scrap paper for notes and we print on both sides
  • Make things out of old junk for a school project or just for fun for your dolls
  • Nct nearly new sales for kids’ stuff
  • Drink water instead of canned fizzy drinks-a waste of resources and cause of obesity
  • Recycle your aerosol cans at home in your green bin
  • Less packaging means less waste, less production and less transportation-less is less
  • Talk to people at work about waste-you are probably all thinking something needs to be done
  • Make a compost heap in any small space
  • Use magazines to make wrap presents
  • Go as plastic free as possible!
  • Encourage the council to put recycling bins next to the bins in the high street
  • Collect the water as you wait for your shower to warm up and use it for cleaning
  • By not littering….instead put all recyclable things in the recycling bins
  • Use hessian bags instead of plastic bags
  • Buy fruit and veg NOT in packaging-bananas have a perfectly good protective layer
  • Empty boxes go to the recycling
  • Take batteries to collection boxes in shops and supermarkets for recycling
  • Use of grey water
  • My husband likes to make tea lights from recycled computer components-he also uses old electric fire propellers that move around

 

  • Buy less
  • Get a water butt
  • Have a bag for my old batteries to take to the shop
  • Take unwanted clothes to charity shops, deposit in textile bins or give to the homeless
  • Pledge for plastic-recycle at least 1 more plastic bottle this week
  • Eat or save your leftovers
  • Use re-usable bags issued free by supermarkets rather than pay the supermarkets for new plastic ones
  • Give unwanted clothes to charity
  • Put the recycle rubbish in the right bin
  • Turn off your lights!
  • Cardboard in recycle
  • Remember to wash out your recycling first!
  • Use old boxes to make a dolls castle
  • Paper-origami models
  • Use an old washing machine drum for a BBQ (or as a plant container)
  • Where are the labelled bins for recycling in the streets of Winchester?
  • Read your bin lid!
  • Make old clothes into new ones
  • Carry a re-usable water bottle and fill it from a tap!
  • Men clothes-sew up holes, darn socks, wear odd ones (no-one will know!!)
  • Can we have more clean drinking water in public places?
  • Don’t place waste in recycling bins
  • Compost all leftover food
  • Newspaper origami
  • Use cloth nappies
  • Put things in the right bins!
  • Low water use appliances
  • Use empty glass bottles as decorative ornaments around the house
  • Don’t be lazy-sort your rubbish
  • Make things out of bottles
  • Compost kitchen and garden scraps
  • Avoid cartons and re-use all glass
  • Take unwanted clothes, books and toys to charity bins

 

 

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