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TOP TIPS FOR A GREENER HOME

Top 10 tips for a greener Home

The first step to reducing and recycling waste starts at your home . There are a lot of ways how you can easily avoid packaging, save energy or reduce toxic waste.

1. Save paper by placing a No Junk Mail sticker on the front of your letter box. Subscribe to online catalogues instead
Learn more about Junk Mail
Download Paper and Cardboard fact sheet (PDF)

2. Say NO to Plastic Bags the next time you go out shopping. Bring a reusable bag instead
Learn more about our Say NO to Plastic Bags Campaign

Download Plastic Bags Fact Sheet (PDF)

3. Stop buying Bottled Water. Purchase a reusable bottle and fill it up with tap or filtered water
Download Bottled Water fact sheet (PDF)

4. Send your old and unused electronic equipment to an Electronic Waste recycler or give to friends and family
Learn more about Electronic Waste
Download E-Waste Fact Sheet (PDF)

5. Turn your Organic Waste like fruit and vegetable scraps into garden compost
Download Composting fact sheet (PDF)
Download worm farming fact sheet (PDF)

6. Recycle your old and unused mobile phone through our Clean Up Mobile Phones campaign
Learn more about the Clean Up Mobile Phones campaign
Mobile phone recycling fact sheet (PDF)

7. Reduce waste by purchasing items in bulk or items that have less packaging
Plastic recycling fact sheet (PDF)

8. Purchase compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)  bulbs that use less energy and last 10-20 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs

9. Save money and waste by purchasing rechargeable batteries
Learn more about Battery Recycling
Download Battery Factsheet (PDF)

10. Reuse plastic containers to store leftovers, soups, grains, spices, and as lunchboxes
Plastic recycling fact sheet (PDF)

 
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