We all know that recycling our waste is a good thing, but it’s better for the planet and our pockets to reduce the amount of waste we produce in the first place.
To help you, the Surrey Environment Partnership (SEP) has launched a new Watch Your Waste campaign by creating the Binterrogator. This simple tool is quick and easy to use, helps you record what you bin over a set period and come up with ideas to waste less and recycle more.
It can help you work out what to:
- Reuse instead of throwing away – this could be upcycling and repurposing clothes, home textiles or plastic/cardboard/tin items, cooking or freezing leftover food.
- Recycle instead of throwing in your rubbish bin – if an item can’t be reused, upcycled or repurposed, find out how you can recycle it where you live by using our online recycling search tool.
You can continue to Watch Your Waste by repeating the ‘binterrogation’ a few weeks later to see how you’re doing. Why not involve your children too? It’s a great way to help with their knowledge and understanding of the world around us and how to look after it better. You’ll also save a heap of cash if you reuse more and save the planet by wasting less!
Why not start your binterrogation today? You can download it and find out more on the SEP website.