Tips To Reduce Waste & Help Our Planet

Aug 19, 2022by Gabby - F&F

As a society we are very wasteful when it comes to food, clothing, plastic and more! All of this waste is choking our environment.

We recently asked our wonderful community for tips on reducing waste and we got lots of ideas we want to share with you. Read along!

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Reducing Food Waste

  • In the fridge, use the left crisper drawer for old veggies and the right one for new veggies. This helps make sure you use the older ones first and waste less.
  • Use veggie scraps to make a veggie broth. You could also try freeze it in an ice cube track so you have mini veggie stock cubes. We Love that!
  • Compost your food scraps. Urban Composter's Mini Composters are great for units and apartments, whilst the larger ones are great for outdoors.
  • Have animals help eat food scraps and continue the cycle of life.
  • Write a shopping list and don’t shop hungry (that’s our contribution from experience!)
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Reducing Plastic & Plastic Packaging

Use Soap Nuts to wash your clothes; once you are finished with them you can use them to create cleaning liquid then compost them.

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Reusing & Recycling Stuff Around The Home

  • Use old material scraps for curling ribbon and toilet paper wrapper to wrap presents and bath bombs.
  • Wash your veggies in a large bowl, instead of having the tap running. It’s amazing how much water you’ll save then use that water in the garden, instead of tipping down the sink.
  • Put a bucket in the shower and use that water for the garden and plants.
  • Keep your showers short and only use appliances like the washing machine and dishwasher when it’s full.
  • Reusing coffee grinds in the garden and as a body scrub in the shower gives them a new lease of life.

Remember to continue to educate yourself and help others on the journey. We are all on a journey so let’s help everyone get there and be that advocate of change. If you have other ideas pop them in the comments.

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