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Reducing, reusing or recycling plastic items.


  • Buy bigger size products where possible - they last longer and often have refill options available.
  • Consider buying concentrates - fabric conditioner, squash, liquid detergent and hand wash are all examples where concentrates may be available.
  • Buy fruit and vegetables loose to avoid plastic packaging.


  • Reuse plastic drinks bottles.
  • Tubs and containers are useful for storing items or for a packed lunch.


  • All councils now offer kerbside collections of plastic bottles, pots and tubs - contact your local council for more information about kerbside collection schemes.
  • Plastic bottles, pots and tubs and rigid plastic can be recycled at our household waste recycling centres.

Did you know?

  • 25 plastic drinks bottles can become a fleece jacket.
  • It takes a quarter of the energy to make a plastic bottle from recycled plastic as it does from new materials.
  • Concentrated products contain less water so can reduce packaging by over 50%.