Reduce Waste

Details of groups you can engage with and resources you can use to help reduce waste. as a Swindon resident.

Bees Wax Wraps Bees wax wraps are the eco-friendly reusable alternative to cling film. They are available from many different online outlets or easy to make at home.
Ecobricks Swindon Group An Ecobrick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle to a set density.  This is a Swindon Group promoting and using ecobricks.
Plastic Free SwindonPlastic Free Swindon is a campaign to help Swindon end plastic pollution. It was launched for plastic free July 2018 by Swindon Climate Action Network. It is part of Friends of the Earth and the global Break free from Plastic movement. The campaign seeks to make change through co-operation, engagement, facilitation, education, and by providing a range of activities.
Recycle plastic plant potsDobbies Garden Centres has a free plastic plant pot return service, for customers to drop off old unwanted plastic pots and trays. Nearest Dobbies is Hyde Road, Swindon, SN2 7SE.
Recycle respiratory
73 million respiratory inhalers are prescribed every year in the UK and not disposing of them correctly can be harmful to our environment. The inhaler recycling and recovery scheme, Complete the Cycle, has participating pharmacies in Swindon where you can drop your inhalers off.
Recycle tetra PaksTetra Pak cartons can be taken to the The Core health cafe in Swindon Old Town for recycling.
Swindon Refil As part of a national campaign to avoid the consumption of unnecessary single-use plastic, Refill Swindon is on a mission to make refilling your water bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible, by providing stations all over the town.
Terracycle Terracycle provides a wide-range of recycling schemes for hard to recycle waste. This includes; bread bags, confectionery wrappers, crisp packets, contact lens packaging, oral care & personal care product packaging & containers, pet food pouches, writing instruments and much more. There are drop off points around Swindon where your bin bags of each of these items can be dropped off.

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