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Reducing waste

Here are some top tips on how you can reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible:

Nappies

Did you know that on average, a baby in disposable nappies will use 4,000 nappies from birth to potty training.

To find out more information on the benefits of using real nappies,  visit The Real Nappy Information Network

Suffolk Cloth Nappies are a small team of parents who offer free and impartial advice as well as ongoing support to local families wishing to use reusable nappies on their babies, they have a variety of trial nappy kits for hire in different sizes, and plenty of free advice and encouragement on the subject of cloth nappies.

Learn more about reusable nappies on the Suffolk Recycling website.

Home composting

Home composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.  It is easy to make and to use.  For more information on home composting visit  Suffolk Get Composting 

Leftover food

There are a range of things you can do with leftover food, rather than throwing it away, visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for recipe ideas for you and your family. 

Shopping

When heading for the shops, remember to take re-useable bags. If possible, avoid items that are packaged excessively. 

Spring cleaning 

If your cleaning out your wardrobe, support your local charity shops by donating items. 

Remember that clean, single shoes and socks, also stained clothing can be placed into textile banks for recycling, for your nearest please visit Recycle Now

Also, please use your local Freecycle groups or similar reuse/recycle websites to recycle good items.