Waste Free February – Day 1 – How To Do A Waste Audit + FREE Printable

I am really passionate about ‘doing our bit’ to save the planet. Our environment and nature around us is so precious and we really must do all we can to reduce our footprint on this earth. One of the ways we can do this is buy minimising our consumption and reducing our waste.

I decided to join in with our local Wildlife Trusts ‘Waste Free Feb’ to see if I could reduce the waste our household creates, I feel we are already quite good but as with everything, there is always room for improvement.

They suggest starting the challenge with a waste free audit – yes this means looking in your bins to see what you are really throwing away.

Here is what I found:

Kitchen Bin:

  • Food waste (non compostable)
  • Sweet wrappers
  • Biscuit/cereal bar wrappers
  • Cling film
  • Wrap & bread packaging.
  • Frozen food packaging (sausages, berries etc)
  • Jiffy bag
  • Cereal inner bags
  • Lots of misc plastic wrapping/bags/packaging.

Bedroom/Bathroom bin:

  • Tissues
  • Hair from hairbrush
  • Cotton buds
  • Empty make up/body product containers

I need to look into these items and see if I can either purchase the items differently to create less waste or whether these items can be recycled or reused rather than put in the landfill bin.

I’ve made a PDF Printable to help you do your very own waste audit:

Check back over the coming month to find out more information on actions to take to reduce your waste!

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