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There are many steps you can take to help you save money as well as doing your bit to help the environment, and many of these start at home.
Becoming more aware of the waste you produce is an important place to start and these pages will give you some suggestions of the actions you can take to help reduce, reuse and recycle even more of your waste.
Reducing waste is the most environmentally-friendly option compared with reuse and recycling. It requires no energy, uses no resources, creates no waste and even saves money.
You can reduce your waste by:
After reducing waste and buying only things you need reuse is the next step. Although many will view recycling on par with reuse there is no energy involved with reuse apart from finding out who could make good use of it.
You can reuse your waste by:
Recycling is the final part to the waste hierarchy. After reducing and reusing recycling is the next step to help the environment. Recycling conserves resources, provides thousands of jobs and allows recyclable material to be used hundreds of times, also saving energy.
As well as using your recycling boxes you can recycle even more of your waste by using a home composter visit get composting for more information or visiting your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (tip).
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