Improving waste management practices though a voluntary
grouping of seven local authorities in Northern Ireland.

Reduce


So how do we reduce the amount of waste we produce?

Well, when you go shopping, think before you buy…look on the shelves for a reduced waste option… avoid buying products with excessive or unnecessary packaging.

For example:

Instead of packaged fruit and veg, buy loose produce.  There’s no need for every broccoli or cauliflower to be individually wrapped

Instead of buying coffee in a new glass or plastic jar, why not buy a refill and reuse existing jars?

When you’re buying items such as squash, fabric conditioner or liquid detergent look out for concentrated versions which are made with less water and up to 50% less packaging

Your local butcher, baker and green grocer can also supply all food, packaging free… and don’t forget to bring your own reusable carrier bags!

Reducing waste is the first step to better waste management, the next is to Reuse.

Supported by
  • Strategic Investment Board
  • Department of the Environment
© North West Region Waste Management Group
  • Ballymoney District Council
  • Coleraine District Council
  • Derry District Council
  • Limavady District Council
  • Magherafelt District Council
  • Moyle District Council
  • Strabane District Council