31 Easy Ways you can Help the Planet

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
10 Jan 2024

Let's start the year off right!


Here are 31 ways you can help the planet this year:

31 easy ways you can protect our planet
  1. Walk a journey instead of using the car
  2. Eat leftovers for a meal
  3. Start a compost heap (Find out how here!)
  4. Take your reusable shopping bag to the shops with you
  5. Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth
  6. Do a book swap with a friend or family member
  7. Reuse glass jars around the home
  8. Make vegetable stock out of your peelings
  9. Refill your water bottle
  10. Recycle around your home
  11. Avoid buying any new clothes
  12. Turn off lights when you’re not using them
  13. Refashion an old item of clothing to give it a new lease of life
  14. Have a device-free night (why not have a board game night?)
  15. Try going paperless for a day
  16. Refuse disposable straws and cutlery
  17. Put a recycling bin in the bedroom or bathroom
  18. Switch to a bamboo toothbrush
  19. Use beeswax wraps instead of Clingfilm
  20. Eat your potatoes with the skin on instead of peeling
  21. Promote recycling at school or work
  22. Switch to a shampoo bar
  23. Write a shopping list before you food shop and try your best to stick to it
  24. Make an outfit from clothes you haven’t worn in 6 months 
  25. Buy loose fruit and vegetables from your local market
  26. Upcycle something in your home
  27. Buy in bulk to reduce waste from packaging
  28. Cook a zero-waste meal (Find some ideas here)
  29. Buy something second hand rather than brand new
  30. Compost your vegetable peelings
  31. Take a pack lunch into school / work in a reusable container




Protecting our planet and reducing climate change is vital not only for our generation, but for future ones too.

Read more about why it is important here 

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