Look at these heroes. Yesterday a group of volunteers went litter picking on Sand Bay in Weston Super Mare. The Big Beach Clean Up, run by the Marine Conservation Society and M&S , has been running in it’s current partnership for four years. The beach clean gets UK beaches nice and tidy ready for the summer. As well as that the rubbish found becomes part of a survey that the MCS have been running for 25 years. The survey’s aim is to trace the litter back to source and ultimately eliminate the problem and ensure that the only thing being washed up our beaches is shells and seaweed.
I had a chat with a lady from the MCS who told me that every year they find all sorts of rubbish on our beaches. Cotton buds are a problem, as are flushable toilet wipes, people are flushing both down their toilets and they end up in our rivers, and ultimately the sea. Neither are biodegradable, shockingly not even the wipes which are sold as being flushable. They’re covered in a thin plastic film which holds them together but also prevents them from degrading. Meaning that their trend has resulted in a massive increase in the amount of wipes found littering our beaches.
Plastic bottles are a problem too, and general plastic rubbish. Apparently some people think it’s fun to drop them into rivers for environmentally disastrous games of poo sticks. Please stop doing that will you? Sticks are a better choice.
So for the past 25 years the MCS have been gathering data to prove the problem, find solutions and access funding to deal with it. So I think that M&S and the MCS are making a brilliant contribution to protecting our planet with The Big Beach Clean Up.
Win a £100 M&S Voucher;
M&S have given me a £100 voucher to giveaway.
I’d love to see all my readers make a new commitment towards protecting our environment. So to enter I’d love you to tell me what that commitment will be. It could be something like making sure you recycle all your plastic, or perhaps ditching the flushable wipes for good old fashioned toilet paper. Let me know in the comments below and register your entry on the Gleam box below.
For extra entries please;
- Follow me on Twitter
- Tweet about the give-away
- Follow me on Pinterest
- Follow my channel on You Tube
£100 M&S Voucher
I want to commit to creating as little waste as possible in my everyday life this year.
For starters, I’ll be making this the first of many beach clean-ups I take part in! How strangely addictive it is, when they called us back to regroup we went reluctantly…
What I took from the experience, and what I have committed to and begun doing already since Tuesday, is taking just a small litter bag and gloves on our dog walks and litter-picking.
not use carrier bags but use reusable fabric bags
I’ve been walking instead of taking the car every day so far, don’t plan on changing it either!
To improve my recycling
Using less water – shorter showers and not flushing the toilet as often
Recycling paper wastes 🙂
I know it’s not much but I will carry on separating all rubbish and making sure everything than can be recycled will be 🙂
Use less no disposable items, like wipes, etc etc and don’t use plastic bags.
We live by the beach so often along and clean up any litter left to keep it looking tide and safe.
I am going to make sure I recycle more of the stuff we throw away.
I will pick up any litter i see when i am out walking!x
I already recycle cardboard, paper, tins, glass, and compost veg and fruit peelings. I will commit to continue these measures, and try to reduce my carbon footprint even further. I aim to use the bus more, and also cycle short distances.
I will commit to clearing up after myself and encourage others
Walk more use the car less
Im remembering to turn all electric things of in the house , when i leave the room , go out and head of to bed
I already recycle/reuse as much of my current waste ie plastics, glass and paper, and compost my food peelings, while trying to minimise any waste i do have, I don’t waste water and never litter. also grow lots of fruit and veg to minimise food miles. Now i’m looking at helping the environment by helping the wildlife – so growing native plants for nectar and larval food plants such as nettles
we recycle as much as we can
When ever i am on my walks i will pick any litter found
I am going to get a composter and 2 more water butts
recycling packaging etc as I always do
I always take my own bag to the shops rather than use theirs.
I’m generally pretty environmentally conscious but one thing I just can’t remember to do is unplug chargers after using them, so I’m going to make a real effort to do that.
We’ve been without a car now for over a year and will continue …
I want to recycle even more this year
I’ve already stopped buying bottled water and just carry one bottle that I refill with tap water
The amount of litter left everywhere is disgusting. I can’t understand why people don’t show respect of our planet and its wildlife. Well done M & S I really admire your efforts.
I’m committing to recycling glass bottles.
I’ll recycle more
I commit to only buying what I need so as to not make waste and to not use a car
I only buy what I need and no more
We recycle loads at home ( so much that I have to take a black bag full weekly over to my mum’s to put in her bin) and I would like to arrange some local community clean up’s of the parks and local beauty spots as we live in the countryside
I’m goingto commit to producing less waste, particularly by remembering my water bottle so I don’t buy bottled water when out and about
To stop using plastic bags and to reduce our electricity use
Always use my bag for life when shopping
I try to use thigns again and again and I never waste food, if there any left from dinner I will always heat it up for the next days lunch.
Buy less so there’s less waste, and go vegan rather than vegetarian.
Buying less packaged food e.g not fruit and veg in cartons/tray’s etc
We recycle in our home as a rule
I’m paranoid about litter, always leave a place as you found it so it’s a beautiful environment for the next person. And recycle, recycle!
I’ll use reusable fabric bags instead of plastic ones.
recycle and participate in community clean ups
Reducing the amount of plastic I purchase by buying unpackaged or from alternative recyclable materials
recycle as much as i can
We have a regular place where we love to picnic and unfortunately some people think its a great place to just dump their litter out of their car windows. Every time we go there before I leave I go round and pick up all the litter and put it in the bin so that nobody else has to look at it, it offends my eyes!
I will use less plastic carrier bags
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! every other week I fill a box of mixed recycling from the household.
I will reuse containers rather than throw them away
DO MORE RECYCLING
Reusing plastic bags and recycling more
I won’t use disposables and will recycle more.
Walking and recycling more as well as using fabric reusable shopping bags
To continue to recycle as much as we can
I’m going to start recycling and using the correct bins rather than putting all rubbish in my black bin x
We already fill our recycling bin for colletion each fortnight and have 4 compost bins in the garden. We refuse shop plastic carrier bags and buy as little plastic as we can. Going to concentrate more on reducing buying food items with a lot of unnecessary packaging.One thing that really annoys me is when certain supermarkets wrap bananas???!!! How crazy is that!
Recycle as much as possible, try to reduce food waste and re-use bags whenever I can!
Recycling my household food waste
Cycling more instead of using the car. I’m not too confident on the roads but we have a great cycle network and it’s actually quicker to get to lots of places, including a good out of town shopping centre than it is driving!
Make sure that I recycle everything I can and have a chat to my housemates about recycling too
I am going to start taking my own bags with me to the supermarket x
i’ve just purchased another composter and also i have grown a lot of my own food for me and my family fab giveaway and its great to hear so many people doing good for the environment !
I’m going to get a compost bin for my garden.
I take my litter-picker when I walk with my granddaughter so that I can bag the litter cast out by cars onto the wide grassy verges on the route to the shop, library and school.
I’m unsure at the moment but am looking through the replies to give me ideas 🙂
I would like for people to stop throwing rubbish out of their cars while they’re driving along the roads.. It’s disgusting and it’s everywhere!
To use bags for life and bio degradable bin liners
Recycle and reuse everything i can
I’m considering leasing an electric car
improve my recycling
i’ll carry on recycling and waste less food 🙂
I always carry reusable shopping bags with me.
To recycle more
cutting my power consumption
I cannot understand people that leave rubbish and litter behind. I have NEVER done that!
I’m always picking up other people’s litter so I will continue to do this.
by always using reusable bags
I will start a recycling scheme at my work.
I plan to give up driving and start cycling.
I will try and recycle even more than I normally do, and try to use the train more instead of the car. Also going to start my own little fruit and vegetable garden this year.x
even more recycling
To recycle much more than I do already at home.
At work we already make our own compost and recycle lots. 🙂
By doing a lot more recycling.
I’ve just bought (second-hand) a dishwasher since I read it was more eco-friendly than washing up by hand! I also don’t have a car so walk/cycle/use public transport
to keep up with my recycling
I will try to recycle more!
As part of my job I do inspections around estates and get litter and rubbish lifted weekly to improve the environment where people are living. I order recycling bins for those living in the estates and within our own household we recycle. I will continue doing this and also as a dog owner I am constantly lifting dog mess (as well as my own dogs mess) when i’m out walking! I dont want my dog running through it and bringing it into the house just because someone else is too lazy to lift it!
By recycling even more and using my car as little as possible 🙂
recycle more and use less water 😀
To continue to recycle!
To continue recycling as much as possible, take showers rather than baths, and we plan to look into solar panels and see if we can afford to make this change.
to waste less water
We just do 1 big shop once every 6 weeks and walk to local shop for freash fruit.I recycling 90% of the things we buy.
recycling more and turning off chargers before bed
We are lucky that paper, plastic, glass, metal, garden waste, and food waste are collected and recycled so we are manic recyclers. This year I’m going to try to walk more and save using the car for shorter journeys.
If I see rubbish out and about it town, pick it up and put it in a bin! Anything less than that is simply laziness. And also never throw my chewing gum on the ground! Rosie x
I RECYCLE everything what can be done. More I managed to recycle better for all of us. All my family are doing splendid job.
to consider marine wildlife and use detergents and cleaning products that are kinder to the environment
Reduce my car journeys and cycle more
Putting a jumper on, not the heating!
Recycling more…..and trying not to waste food!
Using less plastic bags and using my compost bin more.
recycling as much as possible. taking my own shopping bags rather than having plastic carriers
I’m constantly picking up rubbish on dog walks and recycle a large percentage of my household waste. Saving up to someday get solar panels, so my house can be even more environmentally friendly !
To recycle more and getting the kids to help too
I will always make sure I have a reusable bag with me so I don’t need to ask for carrier bags in shops
Cycling to work,and cycling more generally Have a nice bike and weather is improving
Recycle everything I can.
I want to reuse things as much as possible to stop being so wasteful!
Go without a carrier bag where possible, but if not use a bag for life or reuseable one instead.
Me and my wife will be walking to my parents for tea on Sundays
having a new bathroom installed using all the latest green products
using reusable carrier bags instead of getting plastic bags with every shop.
I’m going to start cycling to work, just need to get a bike first having trouble choosing one!
I’ve started using fabric bags instead of relying on plastic from the shops!
Use less water
We’ve started using biodegradeable dog-poo bags, rather than standard plastic, and have started taking some of the things our council won’t recycle (juice cartons etc) to the local recycling point.
I promise not to drive to work. I don’t own a car 😛
Continue carrying my old M & S carrier bag in my coat pocket to use over and over again
Recycling organic waste from the kitchen
To continue recycling xxxx
I commit to recycling everything possible!
I will recycle everything I possibly can!
Not to overbuy food and to avoid waste.
I will pickup litter I see when walking about.
I’m going to recycle more – currently I fill the recycling bin, however I’m hoping to ask the council for another green bag each fortnight so I can recycle further.
Reuse as much as possible
I’m going to stop using make-up remover wipes and just wash my face before I go to bed instead
Pay more attention to my recycling
I recycle food, recycle all the products i possibly can and cycle to and from work every day in an effort to protect the environment!
Start looking at ways to upcycle old clothing, housewares etc.
Making sure I take my own bags when out shopping and walking instead of the car for short journeys.
leave the car at home for shorter journeys
Carry me reusable bags to the supermarket
I’m going to recycle more
Using bags for life
i dont use plastic bags and i recycle
More recycling, my mother and her neighbour each put out a single supermarket carrier bag each week as regular rubbish and we far exceed that.
recycle more than ever!
To minimise my impact on the planet in every way I can
Continue to recycle and cut back on overall wastage by being more organised with weekly meal plans
Cut down on electrical.
I recycle food with my local council. We have separate bins for food waste.
We are trying to use the car less and are walking more
I cut up old t-shirts and use them as cleaning cloths, instead of buying j-cloths.
I tried to follow you on Pinterest, but the button didn’t work. Thought you might like to know.
Thank you loads for letting me know. All fixed now.
I volunteer at a re-use/recycle charity shop. 🙂
We recycle and use a food waste bin.
Going to buy an Electric Car
I’m going to try and get my partner to recycle as much as i do, not just put everything in the black bin
Using less water
I’m going to try and use less water and electricity, good for the environment and hopefully cheaper bills
I’m going to try & pick up a piece of rubbish outside every day.
I want to recycle more, keeping bottle and cans im using outside and wait till I get home to put them in the recycling bin
To try and recycle even more than we already do
I’ve already made a start on my commitment – I’ve sold my car and am walking everywhere, saves me money and is better for the environment – win, win!
I always recycle and recycle glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, clothes and turn off lights in all the rooms I am not in.
Recycling my household food waste
Recycle more! X
I’ve stopped using plastic carrier bage
I want to recycle more this year
I’m cutting our food waste
I recycle well anyway! I have defiantly been walking more lately rather than the car. So that’s a start. 🙂
Make weekly meal planners to cut down on food waste.
I BUY FOOD WHEN ITS REDUCED AT THE SUPERMARKET PLUS USE THE FABRIC BAGS
i have given up my car and will only be using either my legs or the train to get to places this year 🙂
We will continue recycling as much as possible, plus I will be walking more.
I want to cut my food waste and ensure I am recycling everything I can!
Take time to recycle more 🙂
Cycling and recycling
I want to recycle more household items
Recycle as much as I can and reduce my carbon footprint
will continue to try to recycle even more
I always make sure I recycle everything from glass to paper and plastics and cans. I alos make sure that I use the minimum amount of energy
only buy 2nd hand goods
Donate things to charity that I may usually throw away but could be more useful elsewhere!
Zero food waste , buy secondhand when can, walk more . Holiday nearer to home x
I want to be much more conscientious about waste – reducing the amount of everyday rubbish, recycling as much as possible, and disposing of unwanted household items in a more efficient/environmentally-friendly way.
I bought a rack for drying to cut out using the tumble dryer.
We recycle as much as we can and I always take reusable bags when food shopping but not for trips round town, I’d definitely like to start doing that
MINIMIZE FOOD WASTE
Recycle more and use my tumble dryer less
to recycle as much as I can and make our house more energy efficient for the winter
What commitment toward protecting the environment will you make this year? …………. to cut back on waste and recycle as much as l can
We recycle absolutely everything on our house. Including unwanted toys and books.
shocked to hear baby wipes end up in the sea though the sewage works got rid of them, so I will stop putting them down the toiled (I don’t that often but now won’t at all). I recycle and I will try and put washing out rather than use tumble dryer
I will be better at using reusable baby wipes instead of disposables; and try to get more use out of my reusable nappies. I’m trying to cut down on food waste and get better at recycling.
Making sure anyone I know doesn’t litter when I am with them.
to keep on recycling and using reusable bags
to get the kids more encouraged into recycling
Reduce my carbon footprint by walking more and being meticulous with the recycling.
To improve my recycling
Each year we get better at recycling in our house. I also hate seeing litter in parks so always try and pick up what I see!
carry on with endless quest to grow more and use less
I’m growing our own vegetables so that we reduce the food miles.
I recycle as much as I can and I’m going to make an effort to ditch the car more and get out walking.
To recycle a lot more than i do at the moment
trying to recycle and grow my own fruit and veg.
Recycling everything possible.
i am going to start picking up litter on my walk to work and walk back from work
buy as much food as possible from the local market
To recycle as much as we can
I’m re-using carrier bags.
Don’t buy more than you need.
Take a canvas bag never use plastic bags
Give it away, don’t throw it away
I am going to recycle at work as well as at home
This year I’m trying to teach my son, who is 7, about respecting the environment. He’s learning about recycling and it’s now one of his chores to sort it and take it to the curb. I’m teaching him little things as we go along. How bees are good, how animals can be harmed by our rubbish and the things we leave out, he knows not to litter and I’m trying to teach him about food waste as well. My hope is that in not only doing it myself, but teaching my children it will make a difference.
Recycle more at home
I commit to recycling more and turning down the thermostat!
Another year child-free so that’s one less person on the planet creating rubbish and using up resources!
To carry on recycling as much as possible, and use the car as little as possible. I need to start and remember to turn our router off
Volunteered for a local environment conservation team, was great fun!
make sure i recycle all my items in house and on holiday
Not to buy another carrier bag and just use the ones I already have!
I always use a reusable bag when shopping to cut down on the carrier bags.
I’m going to try to make more of an effort to recycle.
Recycle, re-use, reduce
Recycling more and turning off electric items at the wall, not leaving them on standby
Not using carrier bags any more and recycling everything i can
I commit to recycling in my school.
recycle more at home
I recycle all I can and always use a re-usable bag for shopping
To continue walking to work and try and recycle more at work too.
I’m currently teaching my children about recycling at the moment.
Continue recycling like I do
To step up my recycling game & to try & get my fiance to join in too – at the moment he seems to be working against me!
Recycling more is definitely one I need to work on
lots of small changes…. have bought a water butt to collect rain water for the garden, water meter has been fitted, recycling what I can, trying to cook just the right amount….. that’s the tricky one!!!!!
more recycling and upcycling, and improving my nature garden/pond at home to attract more wildlife
I’m cycling a lot more instead of using the car, gradually building up to cycling to work.
If running the taps to wait for hot water I collect it in a bottle and water the flowers with it. We recycle all the time and have taught our children to do it. I will keep the thermostat on low and turn off our router at night and make sure nothing is left on standby
No car, this year I’m walking!
we are trying to find new uses for our waste, got a compost bin this year and I am upcycling jars and card.
i will use my net bags for loose fruit and veg and continue to use my shopping trolley & bags to reduce plastic bag use and only buy things that we need as a family
recycle everything that i can
Making sure everything that can be recycled will be and anything that can go on the compost will go on it.
To recycle as much as possible and do my best to limit household waste
Buy some more thermals and keep the thermostat down…
not use carrier bags but use reusable fabric bags
I always use Paper bags for lunch sandwiches and take my own reusable bags out shopping
I will continue using my fabric bags rather than plastic.
I’ll continue to use my fabric bags for ALL shopping (as I’ve done for over twenty years now) Walk everywhere or use public transport. Wear multiple layers in winter at home. Use shower water (collect in buckets while waiting for it to heat up) for the garden/loo & many other things!!!
Daily I am trying to reduce food waste, reuse carrier bags and trying to refuse them in the first place. I’m also hoping to take part in a beach clean-up later in the year.
To compost & recycle more 🙂 Also, remembering to take my re-usable bags to the supermarket!
I always use my own recyle bags when I go shoping, And i use my old bread wrappers for my sandwiches and then for my waste rubbish ,so they have been used 3 times before they get thrown away
I will be walking and cycling more and when needed car sharing.
We re-use or recycle as much as possible and take part in local environmental clean-ups. Wish the latter wasn’t necessary 🙁
Try to recycle even more
Walk if possible or car share.
I had a pond dug in one of my fields to give a home to Great Crested Newts that live in the area.
Recycling plastic bottles and cardboard. Also composting waste food where possible.
Living in Wales we all have our own bags (you have to pay for them here) but this year we are growing even more veggies!
I’ve vowed to get a hybrid car for my next car, which should hopefully help my emissions 🙂
Not create wastage and always clean up and recycle
I’m going to recycle even more and try to buy second hand wherever possible.
End of the week use all the leftover veg
to continue not to use plastic bags – and buy myself some new fabric ones
I am making do rather than replacing, and aim for zero food waste.
I intend to waste less food and recycle more.
Walk more, drive less
no to two for one offers onely buy what I need
Walk more and leave the car at home!
To recycle and get the kids involved ♥♥ Fingers Crossed ♥♥
We have loads of string and net on the beach near us and I am forever disentangling a hapless crab. I once stood on some sharp metal
Getting around by walking or public transport.
Picking up at least one piece of litter every time I go out 🙂
Zero food waste, charity shop clothes only and recycle everything.
I’m going to start composting 😀
using less water gas and electic
I’ve started using a water butt & composter in the garden. All my rubbish gets thoroughly sorted, and I’m a regular at our top, donating or recycling.
get better with recycling
to use fabric bags instead of plastic ones, so far so good 😀
I have started composting and growing my own vegetables
to improve recycling and using local freecycle sites to donate goods
To continue doing what we do we recycle as much as possible, compost waste,have an insect hotel,bee house,Bird nesting boxes,feed the birds and keep areas of the garden wild for butterfly’s etc the one thing i would love to add is a hedgehog house so maybe that should be my commitment 🙂
I’ve emailed several plant specialists to ask what trees are safe to plant in my teeny tiny garden. They’ve all replied with suggestions so I’m planting several trees to encourage birds then I’m planting as many flowers and shrubs that I can fit under it to attract insects.
I always use bath and washing up water to water the garden and wash the path and will continue and extend the recycling of water this year.
I have just started carrying shopping bags with me everywhere I go so that I don’t need to use a plastic bag ever again.
Recycling, upcycling and composting 🙂
We recycle as much as possible
Recycle as much as possible, and try to use less electricity, walk more instead of travelling by car.
Recycling and always going shopping with my own bags 🙂
Waste less, recycle more, use car less where possible
I am cutting down on food waste and recyling all I can
i will continue recycling everything I can that we use at home.
keep our old car on the road and refuse to buy a new one (making a new car is more harmful to the environment than keeping an old one running)
I will walk and use public transport instead of driving as much as possible
Growing loads of vegetables and fruit and watering them with washing up water saved from the kitchen sink!
I live in Weston Super Mare and would have loved to have helped out with this but sadly didnt know about.
to not waste as much food and recycle more
do more recycling
cycle to work!
We have just purchased a compost bin so as well as recyling which we have been doing for years we will now be recyling what we can of our food waste 🙂 empty containers and jars are always kept too for when the kids are feeling crafty or for homework projects
I regularly clear up rubbish from the layby and lanes near our house left behind by inconsiderate motorists- why can’t they just hold on to it until they get to a bin?
Cycling / Walking now instead of car, also using everything as much as we can to reduce waste! 🙂
To start using my composting bin a bit more regularly and to recycle my rainwater in the garden.
Try and recycle more
starting by taking my re-useable bags every shopping trip
I will recycle more!
To recycle more – we already do quite a bit but there is still room for improvement :o)
To walk and cycle more instead of relying on my car.
I would like to commit to using reuseable bags and recycling as much of my waste as possible, both via local recycling collection and also via our local count the kicks recycling collection, thus helping more than 1 cause 🙂
I will buy less products with lots of packaging that way less will be thrown away; also ensure more is done to recycle at work 🙂
I’ve been using less water 🙂
I will recycle even more and make sure the whole family does too.
I shall continue not to use international air travel for my family holidays, I shall also commit to using my car less for short journeys.
I always reuse my carrier bags x
I have been trying to walk as many places as possible – so far so good
I commit to recycling practically everything…our normal waste bin is emptied every 2 weeks and is always practically empty…we are also able to recycle food waste which provides fuel for local farms…
To reduce even further the amount we contribute to land fill. At the moment it is one small bag a fortnight. 🙂
Recycle more and remember my bags for life when I go shopping
Continue recycling, using fabric shopping bags and using public transport when walking isn’t an option
no carrier bags
to continue to recycle all glass as curb side recycling wont collect in my area and pop all old clothes in bins at tip so can be recycled
To recycle more.
Do more recycling!
To recycle more often 🙂
recycling lots more
more walking instead of driving
To recycle more
To use my car less often and save on fuel
maximising recycling from the home – and not using another plastic bag.
I’ll be buying local produce as often as possible.
We’ve switched from using generic plastic bags for scooping the cat litter out with to using degradable ones, we recycle our coffee grounds and teabags and are growing our own veg and herbs, and we’ve also installed water-saving devices on all taps and the shower. We keep making small improvements like this, because being green is important.
To recycle and reuse everything possible and use a garden composter. I also regularly offload all my unwanted goods at give and take days as so much more can be recycled there than you can give to charity shops.
Already recycle a lot so what i want to commit to is better food planning, so less waste in the bins/landfill – also to always use a non-plastic bag when shopping – take that reusable bag into the shop ;)) !!
I have reduced gas and electric to a minimum by buying reduced fruit and veg, then bulk cooking and freezing down so that I use the microwave 6 out of 7 days, the cooker just once a week. I layer clothes and wear a dressing gown over in cold weather, and wear socks to keep feet warm. I recycle everything possible but this next year I will help a neighbour by shredding paper and giving it to her for animal bedding, thus reducing her costs.
To get my boys evolved and start them off at an early age
More walking – less use of the car
That’s really naughty that flushable wipes aren’t biodegradable. They don’t make that very clear do they? I will continue to do what we can which is composting, using our own bags, etc.
To use the car less – especially for the school runs. x
we are trying to grow lots of our own fruit & veg to reduce our carbon footprint & composting waste 🙂
I don’t use plastic bags anymore…..I take my own bags to the shops!
Get a rain barrel
Walk to the store and buy bits every day instead of taking the car. Exercise and better overall!
Cycle to work, recycle more, take items up the charity shop and grow some veg in the garden. So far I have planted raspberry canes, beans and potatoes.
To improve my recycling
I have started making my own compost which is brilliant for the garden and have resolved to waste as little food as possible
eat much less meat and also create less food waste in a big way – everything needs to be used.
To stop wasting food fed up with throwing it away
I will reduce our waste
using less water and avoiding using my own reusable bags
I want to not use plastic bags, think more about recycling. Buying locally rather than in the supermarkets also means no plastic wrapping!
We recycle as much as physically possible, grow our own vegetables and have a compost heap! We also collect rainwater in water butts which we use to water the plants and clean the car with. We don’t use plastic shopping bags, but always use re-useable canvas / jute bags. We always donate all our unwanted and outgrown clothes to charity instead of throwing them away and my grandaughter has non-disposable nappies x
Trying to use as little harsh chemicals as I can
use the car far less
I recycle literally everything I possibly can. The council where I live are really big on recycling too and everyone in the town has their general waste bin only emptied every 3 weeks, forcing people to use their plastic, paper & food/garden bins even more. I think this is great as it can only encourage recycling, although everyone else in the area seems to hate the idea since they brought it in last year!
Not purchasing or using any products in aerosol cans
to avoid plastic carrier bags at all costs!
When running the hot tap, I save the cold water that runs through before it gets hot. 2 litres every time, which I use to rinse dishes.
recycle old clothing.
I installed solar panels this year to produce electricity, some of which is going back to the grid.
Recycle more than i do now and try not to use plastic bags
I already spend lots of time recycling / purchasing environmentally friendly items. But i am also going to start collecting and recycling cans 🙂
I recycle, my commitment would be to push the kids harder to recycle. Hopefully by time they grow up it will be part of their normal daily routine. We already separate paper and plastic and food waste but I must admit im a little lax when it comes to the glass bottles.
I already recycle as much as I can. Reducing food waste is the next big thing – getting there, but could improve
Cutting waste – Upping recycling
keep biking whenever I can
I will aim to throw away little or no food this year and any food that is not eaten will be recycled rather than go into landfill.
Although I recycle a lot, feel I can recycle much more and will make a conscious effort to do so!
Recycling and saving water
Recycle more! We have chickens so all our food waste goes to feed them and I collect of other family member too. Had a water butt put in to save rain water for the garden. We make paper bricks for the log burner fire & dry them out in the green house throughout Summer to use through winter , they burn great and we again collect lots of paper from anywhere we can for free fuel x x
Cut down on food waste, which we are doing now and walk more instead of getting in the car x
to continue recycling household waste
To minimise waste
To continue walking more instead of taking the bus.
Recycling everything I possibly can & encouraging friends and family to do so too
Recycling and taking a reusable bag when shopping
I am trying to get the local bus drivers to switch off their engines while on their breaks.
Trying to recycle as much as I can
I’m recycling more
Recycle, save energy and walk instead of using a vehicle as much as possible
I walk more instead of taking the car. And our local council has widened the variety of things that can be recycled, so that will help too. 🙂
To use less plastic carrier bags!
Using stainless stell water bottles, and filtered water rather than water bottles, as well as composting more of our food waste.
Teaching my toddler daughter the importance of recycling!
I always bring my own bags and i always recycle anything that can be!
I pledge to share the bath/shower with my boyfriend to save water
To recycle as much as possible and to remember to take bags with me when i go shopping.
Always remember to take my reusable bags to the supermarket, put another jumper on instead of switching on the heating, and recycle everything I can.
I already recycle but I am planning to get a composting box to reduce amount of green/food waste