Ready, steady – reduce, re-use and recycle
It can be amazing to look at what is thrown away and how much there is. In west London over 350,000 tonnes of rubbish (that’s 8 trains a week each with 11 carriages straight into a hole in the ground) was thrown away last year plus around 300,000 tonnes of recycling. That’s a huge amount and here at West London Waste we’re really pleased that West London has a recycling rate of over 40% thanks to our residents. There’s more we can all do to reduce waste. You’ll find loads of information, ideas, tips and practical things you can do contained here in the pages of this website. Take a browse through…
What you can do to reduce, re-use, repair and recycle many everyday items including junk mail, plastic packaging, gift wrappings and batteries.
With a bit of planning, savvy storage tips and recipe inspiration you could save yourself money and see your food shop last a little bit longer.
In households with young children nappies represent almost half of the contents of the bin and they’re also a significant cost outlay, find out about washable nappies and local trial packs to help with the cost.
We wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time, that’s at least 22 items in your closet that haven’t been worn in the last year. You can use your unwanted clothes to buy yourself new ones, earn your favourite charity some money and learn some useful skills in our clothes section.
With over 10,000 items thrown out each year we introduce you to the local furniture re-use projects that give your furniture a second lease of life and are great places for you to find the perfect furniture for you without a massive price tag.
All electrical items can be recycled and many re-used, check out what you can do to help make sure that the precious metals in our electricals can be salvaged and used again to make more gadgets and appliances