Reduce 'junk' mail
We all receive lots of junk mail these days and it is very easy reduce this waste with minimum effort and at no cost by following these simple rules.
Don't use disposable nappies
Disposable nappies are very environmentally unfriendly. They use paper and plastic that cannot be recycled and does not rot down easily, they use harmful chemicals and they are expensive to dispose of. In Essex it costs the council tax payer 10% of the purchase price to dump and accounts for 4% of the amount sent to landfill. Use natural cotton nappies. It is not much more inconvenientand is certainly much cheaper. To make things even more convenient use one of the nappy laundering services. For more information on this subject check out the following sites:
For information on nappy laundering services in Essex check out the following companies:
There is a major campaign on reducing use of disposable nappies. Check out the Essex County Council site under waste management for details of incentives for parents. At the present time you can claim a free starter pack and £10.
3. Don't Post -Use E-mail
Instead of using paper by sending letters use e-mail instead. It is free, quicker, easier to store on your computer and uses no resources over and above your use of the computer.