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Cut consumption

Themes: Food, Utilities, Clothing, Reuse, Electronics, Money saving

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Bristol Waste Site Avonmouth colourful graffiti mural '#REUSE'.

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There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy. But before making that purchase it’s worth considering if there’s a better quality or longer-life version available. Perhaps you could even buy second-hand?

When shopping, try to choose goods that aren’t wrapped in plastic, and take your own containers and bags with you. Pick low-carbon foods where possible and plan meals in advance so you waste less food. Give reusable razors, hankies, nappies and sanitary products a go – you’ll save money too.

If you don’t need an item any more, see if you can donate it to charity in the Bristol Mutual Aid group. Olio, Facebook Market Place, Gumtree or Bristol Freecycle are easy to use and can give your item a second life with someone new.

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Cut consumption

Themes: Food, Utilities, Clothing, Reuse, Electronics, Money saving

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Bristol Waste Site Avonmouth colourful graffiti mural '#REUSE'.

Description

There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy. But before making that purchase it’s worth considering if there’s a better quality or longer-life version available. Perhaps you could even buy second-hand?

When shopping, try to choose goods that aren’t wrapped in plastic, and take your own containers and bags with you. Pick low-carbon foods where possible and plan meals in advance so you waste less food. Give reusable razors, hankies, nappies and sanitary products a go – you’ll save money too.

If you don’t need an item any more, see if you can donate it to charity in the Bristol Mutual Aid group. Olio, Facebook Market Place, Gumtree or Bristol Freecycle are easy to use and can give your item a second life with someone new.

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