Waste Minimisation Tips can be divided up into different categories: reducing, reusing and recycling.
Reducing and Reusing
When items are sent to landfill, it unnecessarily wastes resources and damages the environment. The Scottish Government and the EU have set targets for reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Everybody produces waste as it is almost impossible to go through your day without creating a certain amount of waste in some form or another. However, it is possible to reduce, reuse and recycle the amount of waste that is produced and therefore limit the impact this has on our natural environment.
Householders across Perth and Kinross can make small changes individually (at home, whilst shopping, etc) or by working with neighbours and friends in your local community (through Zero Waste Fortnights, or by altering the way your community group deals with the waste produced in your area).
- Reducing or preventing the amount of waste produced - not creating avoidable waste in the first place
- Reusing materials for their original purpose as much as possible - this can be supporting local reuse projects and charity shops
- Recycling what remains, by fully utilising using Kerbside Recycling Services, and Recycling Centres and Points
Waste minimisation tips
Where to donate reusable items
Access this section for details of the network of charity shops and community waste related reuse projects operating across Perth and Kinross.
Zero Waste Fortnights
Zero Waste Fortnights raise awareness of how households can reduce waste and reuse items where possible.
Auchterarder & Aberuthven ZWC
By working with householders, businesses, community groups and schools in the two areas, the aim is for Auchterarder and Aberuthven to work towards becoming a Zero Waste Community.
Composting at home
Did you know that 80% of what you throw out can be recycled and half of that can be composted?
Perth & Kinross Real Nappy Network
Over 8 million disposable nappies go to landfill each day within the UK. Perth & Kinross Real Nappy Network (PKRNN) is a local organisation which aims to reduce the number of disposables entering our waste stream.