Most of us recycle paper and cardboard but do you make sure you buy paper that was made using recycled materials? Closing the loop is an important part of the recycling process.
Supporting industry which makes product from recycled materials is the best way to ensure they will continue to operate into the future.
There are plenty of easy ways to reuse and recycle materials at home to make sure you keep closing the recycling loop.
Think about what you do after dinner. Probably scrape food scraps into the bin?
Starting to compost at home will not only reduce the amount to waste going to landfill but also create nutrient-rich fertiliser for your garden.
Start using this to fertilise your veggie patch and grow your own vegetables.
Soon the peels and scraps from your plate will have been grown in your own garden and they will eventually be used to fertilise plants grown in the future.
Focusing on reducing household waste and also looking at ways to reduce the amount of resources used are the best ways to help the planet.
Try and keep this theme going through your entire household.
This will not only save you money but also help the environment as less electricity will need to be produced to power homes.
Make a change today to do your bit for the environment. However, you can also help more by encouraging others to do the same.