This simple step forced us to think about how we would dispose of something.
It’s so easy for us to throw things in the bin, close the lid and forget about them. The out of sight, out of mind approach is instilled in most of us and stopping to think about whether we could put an item of ‘waste’ to better use takes a change of mindset.
What we did was to make the recycling containers more accessible and the dustbins less convenient. If we wanted to really throw something away, we had to go outside to do it. Whereas the recycling was kept in a convenient, warm, dry place – so much more pleasant to go to!
If you’re struggling to reduce your waste, why not remove your convenient kitchen bin and see if it makes a difference to the amount of waste you put into the landfill each week?