Eco-Friendly Communities

Reduce My Rubbish

There are many ways to reduce rubbish and recycle more at home, which is better for the environment and could save you money! 

Norfolk Waste Partnership provide local information on recycling clothes and textiles, electricals and food waste, as well as details of how to turn your organic waste into compost.  

Unsure what you can recycle at home? Checkwhat can I put in my black bin?

NWP NappiesNappies 

Every year, around 400,000 used nappies are wrongly put in our recycle bins, causing a big problem to Norfolk's recycling facility. Used disposable nappies belong in your rubbish bin, but parents can also try reusable washable nappies. Making the switch can significantly reduce the amount of household rubbish and save money in the long term.

Norfolk Recycles offers more information on the impact of nappies contaminating our recycling and the reusable options available to parents. 

Which? consumers association reviewed'How to Buy the Best Reusable Nappies.' 

Still not sure? Other councils, including Greater Manchester, are also exploring the pros and cons of washable nappies, read their bloghere.


Breastfeeding is a natural and environmentally friendly option for new mums, theNHS website offers information and guidance for mum and baby. 

Some women may feel nervous about breastfeeding in public places, however there are online resources offering support for breastfeeding women, including:

Unicef - Guest Blog: Thank You For Breastfeeding in Public

The Breastfeeding Network

National Breastfeeding Helpline

Reusable Bottles & Cups

A popular way to reduce single use plastic is to purchase a resuable drinks bottle and refillable hot drinks cup. With so many on the market, Which? offer advice in their article on:

Best Reusable Water Bottles

Best Reusable Coffee Cups and Travel Cups  

Useful Links

More ideas for reducing the use of plastic and making alternative choices can be found here:

One Planet Norwich

Plastic-free Living Tip Swap Group

Natural Spa Supplies

Plastic Free Communities


Please note that all links and information are provided for demonstration pursposes and do not imply endorsement or recommendation from Breckland Couincil. 

Last updated: 19/09/2019 14:21:22