26 Jan 2018

Be part of Waste Free February

We're challenging our staff to take part in Waste Free February - are you up for the challenge too?

The initiative run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, challenges people to live waste free for the month of February. This literally means reducing the amount of waste you put in your rubbish bin.

In wiltshire alone, a total of 214,109 tonnes of household waste is produced each year. That's an average of 454.3kg per household. By reducing the amount of waste being put into your rubbish bin, you can have a huge environmental impact becuase you're reducing the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill.

The challenge is simple: try to go an entire month without producing a single piece of waste that would end up being incinerated or landfilled. If a whole month seems a little daunting, why not try a waste free week or weekend, or even just a day!

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust hopes that this initiative will encourage more people to reduce, reuse and recycle and shed light on how much each of us actually produces.

Need help?

Check out Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's handy hints and tips here.

To find out more about the initiative, visit https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/waste-free-february.