Reducing Landfill Waste

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Hello and welcome to the Blackpool Skip Hire Blog!

Following on from #Recycleweek we have created a informative blog on ways every day people can reduce landfill across the UK. Here at Blackpool Skip Hire we Recycle 98% of all waste brought into our recycle facility based in Poulton le Fylde. 

Reducing Landfill waste is an environmental concern for all households in the UK. In 2011 a study was done into the environmental impacts of Landfill waste. The health protection agency concluded that landfill deposal sites pose a significant pollution and potential health risk. This is largely due to the fact that the decomposition rates at landfill sites take thousands of years. However, despite the efforts in the media to encourage people to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ the average UK household still contributes up to a tonne of household waste into landfill sites every year.

Approximately 70% of all waste sent to a landfill site is waste that could have been recycled or reused. Landfill sites badly pollute the water and air around us which has a negative impact on the health of humans, animals and as documented in David Attenborough’s ‘Planet Earth’ series it is greatly reducing the population of marine life. There are quite a few easy and simple ways we can all do our bit to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill sites.

Take your clothes to a charity shop-

Interestingly old clothing is one of the largest deposits to our landfill sites today. By donating them to a charity shop not only are you helping a good cause but also reducing your landfill contribution.

Reducing food waste

It’s an obvious one. The website www.lovefoodhatewaste.com has so many easy and tasty recipes to encourage you to use as much of the food you buy as possible.

Shop fresh!

Buying your groceries from local produce retailers ie butchers, greengrocers is a brilliant way to reduce the plastic packaging we so often have our groceries packed in from big chain supermarkets. Plus you eliminate waste by only buying what you really need.

Batch cooking.

Batch cooking is a cost effective way of reducing your household waste. Buy prepping your meals also by taking reusable plastic bags you eliminate more bags being sent to landfills. for the week you don’t have as much food going to waste and you save money. Bonus!

Boycott the Plastic.

Millions of plastic water bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles are thrown away each day. Even making one small change to a refillable water bottle, or the new eco friendly shampoo and conditioner bars will have a huge impact on reducing plastic waste.

Finally…just don’t buy as much.

We live in a consumer based world where it’s tempting to buy as much as you can with the money you have. However if you want to make a serious impact on the amount of waste going to landfills every year… Simply buying less stuff that will end up being thrown away will cut back on your average household waste consumption by more than you think. Think about what you need as opposed to what you want.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. We hope have that you found it useful on ways you can help to reduce landfill. #reduce #reuse #recycle

If you require a skip service then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01253 892020, or book online on our website. 

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