Downton green group


RE-USE


  • Find use around the home for jars, cardboard cartons, plastic wrappers and other packaging where possible.
  • Avoid buying single use or readily disposable items - go for things that last! 
  • Make a compost heap or invest in a compost bin so that you can use kitchen/garden waste as a resource for the garden - discounted bins are available through Wiltshire County Council www.wiltshire.gov.uk/reducing-your-waste-and-composting 
  • Use cast offs or fabric remnants in craft activities or to make items for the home, e.g draught excluders, bunting, dolls clothes. 
  • Give a new life to things you no longer want or need - donate to local jumble sales/charity shops, M&S's "Shwop Drop' box; use Freecycle or eBay. 
  • Look out for, or set up, local 'swap shop' events - or maybe just swap with friends!