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450 years to break down. By what can and can’t be recycled. carrying a reusable bottle, or a reusable bottle with a filter 4) Limit your plastic we will significantly reduce the consumption: Look for everyday environmental impact of bottle items and food products that water. don’t contain plastic packaging. Instead of buying the bananas 3) Recycle from the store covered in plastic, Everything buy the ones with no packaging. you can: Buying food in bulk from co-ops Landfill is is another great way to reduce reaching a your plastic and packaging tipping point consumption. Bring your own worldwide. mason jars to the store and fill There is up. It’s cheaper for you and better not enough for the environment. space for us to dispose of 5) Save electricity: just by our rubbish turning all our unused electrical healthily and sockets to the ‘off’ position and we therefore switching appliances off instead need to of leaving them in the ‘standby’ recycle as mode we can save between much as 20- 40% on our electricity bill possible. and usage. That’s an incredible Separate savings and reduction in coal waste into individual bins within usage. Unplug appliances that your household and get your are not in use and switch the family in the habit of knowing usage of hot water systems and dec2013