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Reducing what we send to the landfill is an imperative we can’t avoid. We are simply running out of space to bury all the waste and its destructive effect on the environment must be stopped. As consumers we need to be more aware of what we purchase, what happens to its packaging and what we do with it at the end of its life

Buy from a Food Co-op to reduce packaging waste

Filed in Reduce by on January 4, 2010 13 Comments
Buy from a Food Co-op to reduce packaging waste

Setting up a food co-op to buy in bulk can reduce packaging waste

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Reduce paper waste – 5 tips

Filed in Reduce by on January 2, 2010 36 Comments
Reduce paper waste – 5 tips

Leave the trees in the ground and reduce paper waste

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Close the loop by purchasing recycled products

Filed in Reduce by on December 31, 2009 6 Comments
Close the loop by purchasing recycled products

Recycling is only part of the answer; now you have to create demand by purchasing recycled products!

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15 ways to use up pesto sauce

Filed in Reduce by on May 18, 2009 22 Comments
15 ways to use up pesto sauce

How do you prevent pesto becoming food waste for the landfill? We’ve come up with 15 recipes!

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Reduce plastic food containers and packaging

Filed in Reduce by on May 15, 2009 18 Comments
Reduce plastic food containers and packaging

Many zero waste enthusiasts take their own reusable containers, along with their reusable shopping bags, when they go shopping! We use them at the butchers, deli counter, fish market and anywhere else where you can buy loose items. Instead of a butcher double wrapping your purchases in plastic sheets and then putting them in a […]

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One simple step to reduce your household waste

Filed in Reduce by on May 15, 2009 20 Comments
One simple step to reduce your household waste

The most important step we took as a family to reduce our household waste was to remove the kitchen bin! 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 […]

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Reduce paper usage with paper free bills

Filed in Reduce by on May 14, 2009 7 Comments
Reduce paper usage with paper free bills

According to research done by Mandy Haggith; author of “Paper Trails“, the average person throws away 250kg of paper per year. It is made up of junk mail, toilet rolls, magazines, receipts and other paper goods. One simple thing you can do to reduce your paper footprint is to say no to paper bills. If […]

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Beginners tips for reducing household waste

Filed in Reduce by on May 12, 2009 7 Comments
Beginners tips for reducing household waste

If you’re new to our site or just beginning to reduce your household waste, then this is the page for you! If you’ve made the decision to reduce your waste by reusing, recycling and composting as much as you can, where do you start? Here are our top ten tips for reducing household waste! 1- […]

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