The sun is shining, the kids are off school, it’s summer. Whether you’re holidaying abroad, camping in the UK or staying at home Recycle for Wales has some tips on how you can spend less, recycle more and be kinder to the environment.
If you’re going camping, follow these tips to make it just that little bit greener;
Use as much as you can from home – take plates, cutlery and cups and avoid the temptation to buy throw away versions. It’ll save you money and be kinder to the environment.
Buy a portable, reusable BBQ – it’ll save you money. We did the maths. If camping for 7 days and cooking on a disposable BBQ each evening at £4.50 a go, this could cost you an extra £31.50 a week. The re-usable BBQ will cost about the same but can be used over and over again
If the typical British summer has spoilt your holiday plans, the Recycle for Wales website has loads of ideas on how you can enjoy a rainy holiday and keep the kids entertained.
If you’re off on holiday in the UK, why not take time to familiarise yourself with the recycling system. Visit the recycling locator on our website to find out what you can recycle and how in any area in the UK.
If you’re going on a plane and you’ve got lots of those 100ml bottle lying about, we’ve got some great ideas on how you can reuse them once you’re home; they’re great for storing small amount of moisturiser, shower gels and shampoos etc. and great for taking camping. Or use to for sun cream if you want to save space in your bag.
Use up extra or leftover summer fruit by making your own ice lollies, the Recycle for Wales website has loads of ideas, but our favourite is the simple fruit juice lolly, all you need is a mould and some fruit juice, freeze for three hours and you’ve got a delicious treat.
Craig Mitchell from Recycle for Wales said, “visit our website for loads of great tips on how to have a greener summer. Find out how to recycle common summer items such as sun tan lotion bottles in your area. Or why not learn about how other countries recycle, we’ve got a great article on how countries around the world recycle their waste”.
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