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How to reduce your plastic waste

Find out how you can reduce the plastic waste you produce.

Recycling is important, but it’s not the only thing we can do to keep our borough green. We also need to reduce the amount of waste we produce in the first place. You don’t have to make drastic changes to reduce the amount of plastic you throw away.

How you can reduce your plastic waste

Say no to plastic straws

Use reusable shopping bags

Avoid buying black plastics

  • Most black plastic trays, such as those in ready meals, can’t be recycled.
  • They can’t be detected by the recycling sorting machines, so they go to landfill or are incinerated.

Use a reusable coffee cup

Using a reusable cup cuts down on waste. Some coffee shops will give you a discount if you use them.