Guide Reduce

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2. Shopping and junk mail

Too many disposable items?

Consider buying products that can be reused such as rechargeable batteries and try not to use disposable items such as razors, plastic cups and plates.

Buy concentrated

Look for refillable and bigger value packs. They last longer, have less packaging and save you money too.

Too much plastic?

Over 290 carrier bags per person go to landfill every year and the plastic bag is used for an average of seven minutes before it's thrown away. Why not buy a bag for life?

Don’t want all that junk mail?

Sign on to the Mail Preference Service at, email or call 02457 034599.