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You are the most important person in the process of waste prevention. By spending a small amount of time and thought on the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - you can make a big difference to the amount of waste that goes into landfill. The 3Rs are simple principles that will help you to do a little and change a lot!

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The first level of the waste hierarchy is reduce - if we don't produce as much waste in the first place, then we have less to deal with in the end. Here are some tips on how to reduce your waste:

Avoid over-packaging.   Buy fruit, vegetables, bread, etc. loose. A great way to avoid packaging waste.
Juice or cordial. Buy concentrates to avoid packaging waste
Concentrated cleaning products. Another ingenious way to avoid packaging waste
Reject Junk Mail Mailing Preference Service This service is run by the Post Office, and is a great way of having your junk mail stopped.
Solar power Solar powered garden lights, This helps avoid having to dispose of batteries.
Mechanical power Wind-up radios, torches, etc., clock-work watches and toys. Another way to avoid using batteries.
Use services Buy vouchers for days out instead of breakable toys as presents. Avoid Christmas and birthday waste.
Shopping bags Say no to unnecessary carrier bags at the shops, or better still take your own. This will help reduce the number of plastic bags that have to be disposed of.
Repair Electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, clothes, toys, etc. Make things last longer rather than throwing them away.
Compost Kitchen and garden waste Make soil conditioner for your garden.


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