leaflet, called Stop Waste, Save Wildlife, also highlights
twelve steps we can all follow to reduce rubbish and make Wiltshire
an even better place to live.
we buy and throw away goods we use up natural materials like oil
without considering what effect this has on wildlife and our environment,"
says the Trust's Waste Prevention Manager Eleanor Noel-Johnson.
areas of rainforest are destroyed by the extraction of oil to make
plastics, yet every year in the UK we throw away three million tonnes
of plastic even though much of it could be recycled or reused,"
guide offers tips such as:
reusing old carrier bags
refusing to take excess packaging from shops
taking unwanted items to a charity shops or recycling
buying long-life or refillable goods
stopping junk mail that comes through the letterbox
composting garden refuse and kitchen peelings
"These are simple steps to take, and if everyone gets into
these habits it will make a big difference to Wiltshire and the
world's environment," says Eleanor.
can send for your Stop Waste, Save Wildlife leaflet
from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust by calling 01380 725670.