14th Jul 2021 by Henry Findlater

Reducing Plastic Waste at Home

Recycle Plastic

It is not difficult to make a difference and reduce plastic waste at home. From using cardboard packaged products, to swapping liquid soap for bar soap, there are many small changes that we can easily implement into our lifestyles, which can have a positive impact on the environment and help to create a cleaner world. This week we share our seven top tips for reducing plastic waste at home as we continue to champion refuse single-use plastic this July.


It is not difficult to make a difference and reduce plastic waste at home. From using cardboard packaged products, to swapping liquid soap for bar soap, there are many small changes that we can easily implement into our lifestyles, which can have a positive impact on the environment and help to create a cleaner world.

As we continue to champion refuse single-use plastic this July, here are our seven top tips to reduce plastic waste at home.

  1. Straws suck - plastic straws and stirrers can take up to 200 years to decompose.[1] Opt for paper straws or ditch them altogether.
  2. Glitter is the one member of the party that NEVER leaves. As it is made of such small plastic, it is especially lethal to our oceans and marine life.
  3. Bring back the milkman – glass bottles can be reused and recycled instead of your usual plastic pint.
  4. Make your own cleaning products to reduce the amount of plastic packaging you use.
  5. Use loose leaf tea rather than tea bags. Disposing of teabags leads to microplastics entering our waterways and eventually our food chain.
  6. Reuse plastic bags and gift bags - reduce, reuse, recycle!
  7. Use a bar of soap to cut down on single-use plastic bottles.

Together, we can help put an end to this plastic surge by cutting out small, everyday plastic use. Be part of the solution to plastic pollution and help create cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities.

[1] https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/ten-tips-reduce-your-plastic-footprint

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