Refill: Use refillable containers and avoid single use packaging. Buy in bulk or buy concentrated versions of products that give you more for your money with less packaging needed.
Reuse: Keep and reuse shopping bags. Choose rechargeable batteries or products with built in rechargeable batteries. Clothes, books, toys and household items are easy to reuse, give them to a jumble sale or charity shop and consider buying items from these shops too.
Repair: Some items are easier to repair than others; clothing, furniture and electrical items are great places to start. There are still specialist repair shops for all sorts of things in Chelmsford and various groups will have pop up repair workshops in Chelmsford every few months, check out our events page to see what’s coming up.