Yes I am going to try and do the Ultimate Blog Challenge again.  I tried to do it back in January and failed didn’t quite make it, I managed 7 posts.  So how can I make it through this time?  I learn from my mistakes that’s how.  So this time I am going to do shorter Green Living Tips rather than full 300-400 blog posts and link to other websites and articles, so less waffle should mean it is easier for me to write a blog post once a day.  Also I need to plan and schedule posts.  Wish me luck!

Would you like to go Green but not sure where to start?  Well follow my blog over the next month for daily Green Living Tips.  Try the ones you like and leave me comments on how you are getting on.

Green Living Tip 1 – Reduce your waste

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in environmental issues and have worked in various environmental fields including the waste collection industry.  Before I had children I worked as a Recycling Officer for a local council and for a private waste collection company, so I have seen both sides of recycling.  When I was a Recycling Officer I would do talks on recycling and the main theme would be the Waste Heirarchy or Reduce Reuse and Recycle.

So todays tip is Reduce what you throw away.  Reducing what you throw away saves resources, energy and money.

Think before you buy something, do you need it.  Will you use the 2 punnets of strawberries or will some end up being thrown away.  Or can you freeze them to use later.

Is something you are about to buy over packaged? Is there an alternative you could buy that has less packaging? Or could you buy something second hand to save buying something new?

So think before you buy to reduce what you waste and save yourself some money too.