Happy Earth Day to you all!
Here at Shorts Group our vision is to create a more environmental and sustainable future by consistently pushing the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Here are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day:
- Recycle your rubbish in the correct bins.
- Use a reusable shopping bag.
- Use reusable straws instead.
- Use a refillable water bottle.
- Buy products made from recycled materials.
- Go outside! Earth day is a reminder how beautiful our planet is so make sure to take advantage of it on this sunny day!
Progress is impossible without change so why not try some of these tips to help save the Earth:
1. Don’t Waste Food
In the UK, we throw away a hideous amount of food each year. 1.6 million tonnes from retailers, 3 million tonnes from restaurants and 4.1 million tonnes from food manufacturers.
Commonly, food waste is put in a general waste bin and sent to landfill, where it is highly detrimental to the environment. A solution to this is if your local borough has the option for food waste recycling then do take advantage of this!
2. Try to cut out plastic.
Most UK households throw away at least 40kg of plastic each year. Enough to make 10 recycle bins. Nationwide, we use 7.7 billion plastic bottles per year. That’s an average of 117 bottles per person, per year.
Some ways to reduce your plastic is by bringing your own water bottle, using a cloth bag, using metal straws, choosing loose fruit & veg, using glass packaging and so on!
3. Recycle everything.
Make sure you are using the appropriate bins to recycle your waste. Before throwing it away in a general waste bin why not check the packaging or research if it can be recycled.
Do you have any tips on how to be more eco-friendly? Please do share with us on our socials! Also be sure to check out our infographic on what happens to my waste: https://shorts-group.co.uk/waste/what-happens-to-my-waste