1. Don’t buy more than you really need - shop rationally
2. Take your own bag or basket with you when going shopping, because you will be able to use them many times over, instead of single-use plastic bags.
3. Buy beverages in returnable bottles.
4. If possible, buy larger packages instead of several smaller ones.
5. Leave any extra packaging at the store.
6. Buy products with a longer shelf life.
7. Buy recycled products.
8. Avoid spray bottles and use products with so-called dispensing pumps that can be refilled.
9. Buy fresh foods that require less packaging than vacuum packs.
Separate waste collection at home and at work…
10. Make sure to dispose of every type of waste in the appropriate bin.
11. Put paper in blue recycling bins, glass in green recycling bins, and plastic in yellow recycling bins.
12. Take a trip to the recycling centre.
13. Be responsible with your waste.
14. Dispose of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal packaging, Styrofoam, waste batteries, glass packaging waste, straight glass, PET bottles, PE – foils, tin cans, waste medicines, waste tyres, minus the rims (up to four), metal bulk waste (electrical and electronic equipment), electronic waste, bulky waste, waste wood, textile, clothing, accumulators, fluorescent tubes, and green waste at recycling centres and mobile recycling centres.
15. Talk to your kids and your friends about waste and environmental protection issues.
16. Report any waste deposited in an inappropriate location to the authorities.
17. As a parent, join environmental protection and conservation programmes at your kid’s school or nursery school.
18. Take part in environmental protection and conservation activities organised by NGOs.
19. Repair anything repairable and make use of it.
20. Try to reduce waste at work and encourage others to do the same.
21. Prepare your bulky waste at the time when bulky waste collection applications are accepted according to the bulky waste collection schedule in individual city districts.
22. Clean up after your pet when you take him for walks.
At your apartment or house…
23. Use non-toxic cleaners instead of toxic chemicals.
24. If you have a washing machine or a dishwasher, run them fully loaded at lower electricity tariff times.
25. Turn off the tap occasionally while you are doing the dishes. Do not let the water run all the time.
26. Conserve electricity. Energy-saving bulbs spend much less electricity than regular bulbs.
27. Donate anything that you no longer need, but it is still usable to someone who needs it.
28. Do not use single-use products such as lighters, pens or batteries.
29. Use water-based paint to paint your walls.
30. Store any leftover paint thinner in a lidded container and reuse it.
31. Donate any leftover paint to your neighbours, schools and so on.
32. Use food scraps, coffee grounds, and waste from your garden to make compost.
32. Turn off the tap while you are brushing your teeth or shaving.
33. Check taps and valves regularly. Fix any leaks immediately.
34. Fit your taps with aerators.
35. Use phosphate-free laundry detergents.
36. Do not let the water run unnecessarily while you are washing your car.
37. Minimize driving. Walk, bike, or carpool instead.
38. Do not park your car in front of the container to allow our employees access.
In your garden...
39. Use natural plant protection and care products.
40. If possible, set up a rainwater harvesting tank on your balcony or terrace and use the collected rainwater to water your garden or indoor plants.
41. Weed your garden rather than use herbicides. Make a protective ground cover of moist straw, fertiliser or leaves to prevent weed growth.
42. Use the minimal amount of fertiliser required.
43. In summer, water your garden or terrace in the evening or early in the morning to prevent water evaporation.
44. Let the mowed grass biodegrade and fertilise your garden instead of using another fertiliser.
45. Fit your watering hoses with nozzles.
Tips for kids...
46. Turn the light off when you leave a room. It will save precious energy.
47. Do not be a litterbug. Remember to always deposit your trash in the trash cans. It will keep the world around you cleaner and nicer.
48. Remember to use both sides of drawing paper. If everyone did so, fewer trees would have to be cut down to make paper.
49. Be creative! Make new toys and holiday and birthday gifts for friends and family out of waste paper, plastic cups and anything else that would otherwise be thrown away. This will reduce the amount of waste deposited in the environment.
50. Walk to your nursery school, school, store or anywhere else whenever you can. Biking is also a good idea. This will reduce car pollution and keep the air cleaner. Besides, walking is good for your little legs.