Waste free living

Why go waste free?

Welcome to the waste free pages. This is the area of the website devoted to living your life and creating as little rubbish as possible along the way.

The waste we throw away in our everyday lives is full of valuable materials that can be used again. We need to stop thinking of it as rubbish, and start thinking of it as resources.

In particular, we need to increase recycling, reduce food waste, remove single use plastics from the waste cycle and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, to build a 'circular economy' for waste.

On average, each person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks. This needn't be the case. For some top tips on how to reduce your waste and save a bit of money in the process please visit our waste free pages. Topics include:

More ways for waste free living can be found on the Leicestershire Waste Partnership website.

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Last updated: ‎26/05/2023 16:50