Here are some things you can try at home.
- Buy reusable rather than disposable products
- Choose products with less packaging
- Buy from bulk bins
- Choose concentrated products
- Buy only what you need to reduce spoilage
- Take your own bags to the supermarket
- Buy products in reusable, refillable or recyclable containers
- Buy well-made appliances and goods, and keep them in good condition.
Before you throw anything away, think whether any part of it could be reused and given another life.
- Jars, tins and plastic containers are great for storage.
- Friends and community groups may be able to use clothes or furniture.
- Drop off reusable items at Earthlink, for repair and sale at their shop.
Make use of our household recycling service for glass, plastic bottles, jars, cans, and paper. You'll save on the cost of rubbish disposal, and materials can be used for making new products.
Buy recycled products where possible. This supports the collection of recyclables. Manufacturing products from recycled materials saves our natural resources, creates less pollution and saves energy.
Wasted New Zealand: Part 2 (Recycling) from Wasted New Zealand on Vimeo.