Many of you know the three Rs but have you heard of the six Rs? The three Rs have become woefully inadequate so here is a more comprehensive list to tackle waste.

Refuse – eliminate waste from the start

Reduce – only use things if necessary and share where possible

Reuse – if you have to use, use it again and again rather than only once

Recycle – make sure what you use can be recycled and recycle it at the end of its life

Repair – if it can be fixed, get it fixed

Rot – make compost by collecting unwanted food from your kitchen

Simples! This won’t be a silver bullet in solving our waste problems but it’s a very good start.

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