There are so many different types of packaging, from glass bottles and jars, plastic trays to large cardboard boxes. Being aware of the types of goods we buy can help us reduce the amount of waste that we throw away

Here are some tips to help reduce packaging

  • Buying loose vegetables and fruit

  • Buying refills for coffee, handwash, herbs and spices

  • Try to avoid buying items which are individually wrapped

  • Where possible try to buy concerntrated detergents or squashes. These will last longer, and may also help save money.

Many retailers have adopted a new labelling systems which clearly states how easily the packaging can be recycled. Find out more.