Waste that is not created in the first place does not need to be recycled or reused therefore reduction is the most environmentally friendly way to tackle the ever increasing amount of waste.

How can the waste be prevented in the first place?

  • Avoid buying products with excessive layers of packaging
  • Find out if there is a more durable, longer lasting alternative to the product you want to buy
  • Buy recycled goods whenever you can, and encourage your local retailers to stock recycled products
  • Waste reduction conserves resources and saves money as well as landfill space