Warnes Projects

commercial interior fit-out and refurbishment specialists     01243 558570 info@warnesprojects.co.uk

a smooth transition from conception to completion

design, space planning, build, furniture, fittings

24 Ways to Waste Not

We can all do our bit to help the enormous collective impact we’re having on the environment by doing more to reduce, reuse and recycle. In fact, here are 24 ways:

– Avoid giving presents with excess packaging and wrapping, use fabric gift wrap instead!

– Reduce unsolicited mail by registering with The Mailing Preference Service.

– Bring back the local milkman! Milk and other produce often come in little and/or returnable packaging.

– Look for solar-powered items such as garden lights, pocket calculators and watches.

– If not solar powered, choose products that can use mains power rather than batteries.

– Grow your own veggies. Even small gardens and windowsills can be used to grow vegetables and herbs.

– Donate unwanted furniture to a furniture reuse scheme or charity shop.

– Don’t be too quick to bin scrap paper or used envelopes. Use it for shopping lists, to-do lists and phone messages.

– Re-use containers like butter tubs, jam jars and used glass candles for storing pens and odds and ends.

– Donate unwanted clothing to charity shops.

– Swap magazines with friends or give them to hospitals, doctors or dentist surgeries for their waiting rooms.

– Donate old toys. Call your local children’s centre, preschools or hospitals to see what they can accept.

– Opt out of Royal Mail deliveries of unaddressed mail.

– Compost your garden waste and vegetable peelings.

– Buy loose fruit and veg rather than pre-packaged at the supermarket.

– Look for refillable products when you’re buying products like detergents, household cleaners and fabric conditioner.

– Instead of buying lots of different cleaning products for different purposes, choose a multi-purpose cleaner.

– Buy reusable products instead of disposable ones eg. proper napkins that can be washed and reused.

– Look out for products made from recycled materials like toilet and kitchen rolls.

– Be mindful of choosing things that come in recyclable packing.

– When you’re having a home clear out or renovating your home, use a skip company like Rabbit Skips that will recycle as much of your waste as possible.

– Consider using reusable nappies rather than disposable ones.

– Pack your lunch in a reusable box instead of wrapping it in foil or cling film.

– At work, only print or photocopy when absolutely necessary, and when you do, use the double-sided printing option to cut down on paper.

request a call back