Reducing waste

Newcastle produces 142,000 tonnes of waste every year - how do we reduce this?

Wise on Waste team
Oct 3, 2017

How can we reduce the amount of waste that is produced in the first place? Leave your comments below.
Kari Marie Best
Oct 19, 2017

Companies need to reduce the amount of packaging on their products in the first place and they should be enforced to take responsibility for their packing once their product is sold and packaging disc
Debbie Scott
Jun 14, 2017

I agree with others about composting, offer residents decent composte bins and helpful advise on how to use it to encourage them to be more green, grow flowers or veg, keeping their gardens nice at th
pl.smith
May 22, 2017

If we had another wheelie bin for raw veg waste it could all be composted centrally like garden waste is at Sandhills in Newburn. Then similarly the end result could be sold back for garden use. The C
andymac
May 11, 2017

You wouldn't believe how hard it is for trades-people to 'legally' dispose of waste. Bigger companies can use private waste management firms but this isn't an option for small sole traders who don't p
Hannah Hales
May 5, 2017

Eg takeaway coffee cups, encourage users to buy reusable alternatives. It has worked with plastic bags. And tax bottled water - massive amounts of resource wasted on transporting and storing water wh
kevin.irving1
Apr 14, 2017

I live opposite a Greggs and most people who buy a pasty or a sausage roll there do the following. 1. Leave shop with item in a paper bag. 2. Eat item while crossing road. 3. Throw away the paper b
pittyakker
Jan 8, 2018

Use of plastic carrier bags may have dropped, but packaging is excessive. I take my shopping bag only to have it filled with over-packaged goods. Encourage people to leave excess packaging at the stor
ian.babelon
Oct 18, 2017

One could reduce waste by raising awareness about the value of producing less waste, as well as by showing how enjoyable an attractive, litter-free environment could be. Everyone needs to work togethe
marcinkrk81
Jun 14, 2017

1 -Bin on the street only on the day of the collection.   2 -more containers of litter, (Elswick needs). 3 - Applying penalties for throwing garbage to the ground. 4 -World Day Earth to introduce at s
pittyakker
May 12, 2017

Several councils in the UK and overseas - notably Australia, New Zealand and areas of the Philppines - have undertaken studies on the use of the Bokashi bin system, which enables the composting of a
nat44cana
May 8, 2017

A } In the supermarkets some fruits and many veggies are "conveniently"{ for the seller} packed in see-through plastic without any air getting to it. This reduces the use-by-life of these veggies up
Hannah Hales
May 5, 2017

Companies need to use less packaging to start with and address multibuy offers, e.g. two packets of biscuits banded together (inside an extra layer of packaging) cheaper than two single packets of sam