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Top recycling tips for Zero Waste Week

by: Jana on 31st Aug, 2019

Top recycling tips for Zero Waste Week rnrnrnAt homernrnDitch the wet wipes, cut up old sheets or use flannels that can be washed or reusedrnrnSwitch to a bamboo toothbrush with a biodegradable handlernrnMake your own beauty products, search online for recipes such as a body exfoliator madernrnUse eco period products like a menstrual cup or period pantiesrnrnTry real cloth nappies, get a £54 voucher from Hackney Council to get startedrnrnMake your own cleaning products - use white vinegar, baking soda, oils and water rnrnEating and drinking at homernrnDitch the crisp packet, bring your own snacks like nuts out with you in a reusable containerrnrnMake your own lunch, save money and reduce plastic packaging rnrnBake your own treats like flapjacks to cut out sweet wrappers which can’t be recycledrnrnStore in jars, buy sundries like rice and spices loose and keep in jarsrnrnRegrow kitchen scraps like potatoes and herbs rnrnDitch the cling film, use a container rnrnSwitch up the plastic shower gel bottles to a bar of soaprnrnSwitch from non-compostable tea bags to loose leaf tearnrnUse a food waste bin and start recycling your food wasternrnStart composting at home, order a subsidised compost bin from Hackney CouncilrnrnSwitch from single use tissues to cloth handkerchiefs that can be washed and reused rnrnReusing and repairing rnrnDonate unwanted goods to charity or put on online sharing sites like freecyclernrnRepair your clothes don’t throw them awayrnrnVisit a cobbler, get your old shoes re heeled rnrnFix your household items, check the map for your nearest repair shop or attend a Hackney Fixers eventrnrnrnOut and about rnrnSay no to plastic freebies rnrnBuy loose, visit local markets to buy your fruit and veg loose in a paper bag, or bring along your own string bagrnrnOrder a junk mail pack to reduce unwanted flyers rnrnAvoid single use plastics, like straws and drinking cupsrnrnTake out a reusable coffee cup rnrnTake a reusable water bottle out and aboutrnrnCarry a spork, a cloth napkin and a lightweight tupperware to avoid single use plasticsrnrnGet a library card and support the sharing economy

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