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Top tips for reducing your plastics at home and on the go

Reducing your single use plastic can seem like a minefield - we've shared some handy tips below to help you easily navigate reducing your single-use plastic at home and while you're on the go.

What will you try?

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Go plastic free plant pot crazy

Avoid buying seed trays and plant pots where you can. Anything can be a plant pot as long as you give it drainage holes in the base. Tin cans, cut up plastic bottles, egg boxes, fruit punnets, tetra cartons - you name it, it can be a pot!

If you have a surplus of plant pots and no more use for them, why not donate them to a local allotment and save them from being wasted?


Get composting and go plastic free 

Try and reduce or even avoid buying compost in plastic bags from the garden centers & supermarkets by making your own! Even the smallest gardens can have a compost bin area. It's great for your soil and saves you some cash too! 

Find out more about how you can start home composting here.

For bigger projects you can order compost in bulk and avoid the bags altogether! 


Go natural for the birds & the bees

Including bug hotels, bird boxes and feeders in your garden are great ways to attract the wildlife in. Try and pick wooden and metal feeders that will last and last rather than plastic ones.

Alternatively, you can have a go at upcycling your own! - DIY bird feeder guide.

Page updated: 20/05/2022 Page updated by: Waste Management

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