Make a Pledge

Make a pledge to reduce, reuse, recycle.

If you fancy saving some money as well as the Earth's resources, make a pledge to to reduce the amount of waste you produce, reuse as much as possible, and recycle as much as you can.

This competition has now closed. You can continue to make pledges to reduce your waste below, just tick as many boxes as you want.

I will recycle all the materials that my council collects: glass jars and bottles, paper and card, cans, plastic bottles and aerosols.

Fact: Recycling two glass bottles saves enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea.

I will join the Community Action Project (CAP) and promote ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in my neighbourhood.

I will drink tap water rather than bottled water.

Fact: In the UK we drink over 2 billion litres of bottled water every year. The plastic bottles left over would fill the new Wembley Stadium twice over.

I will buy goods made from recycled materials wherever possible (e.g. toilet paper, kitchen towels etc.)

Fact: Producing recycled paper involves between 28% - 70% less energy consumption than virgin paper and uses less water.

I will set up a book swap club at work (and save money by not buying all those books I only read once!)

I will take the clothes I no longer want to a charity shop or textile bank.

Fact: In the UK, half a million tonnes of textiles which could be recycled are sent to landfill each year.

I will reuse bags or use a cloth bag when I go shopping and will not collect any more plastic bags.

Fact: Every year an estimated 17.5 billion plastic shopping bags are given out in supermarkets across the UK. A plastic bag can take 500 years to decompose in landfill