Do you really need it? Could someone else use it, or love it more than you do? Are you paying for long term storage?
Like fast fashion, fast furniture is an issue. The availability of mass produced items encourages people to change their furniture frequently and often they aren’t built to last.
Sell or donate your unwanted furniture to like minded eco-users or those less fortunate – charity shops, car boot sales, ebay, Shpock, Mazuma Mobile, Money4MyTech, Music Magpie.
If you have a broken electrical item, bike or piece of furniture why not visit a local Repair Café?
Swap flat pack furniture for ‘one of a kind’ finds from a local reuse organisation. It’s often cheaper and benefits good causes. What’s not to like?
Once you’ve decluttered, sell or donate your unwanted ‘stuff’ to like minded eco-users or those less fortunate – charity shops, car boot sales, ebay, Shpock, Mazuma Mobile, Money4MyTech, Music Magpie.
Facebook group - Used Bras, Milk Bottle Tops, Packets, Biscuit Wrappers, Tassimos, Pens etc has drop off points locally for loads of stuff for recycling.
Printer ink cartridges can be recycled at recycle4charity.co.uk which can help support organisations like The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust.
Smartliving is Hampshire County Council’s waste prevention and lifestyle initiative
Plastics are used in all sorts of positive ways like protecting the food we buy and preventing it from becoming waste before it reaches our kitchens and fridges. However for all the positive applications and uses of plastic there are many that are problematic or unnecessary, exacerbating the issue of plastic waste in the natural environment. The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics. It brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.
Are all plastics bad? What are compostable plastics? Trying to navigate the world of plastics and understanding how to be more sustainable can be a minefield. We’re here to help.