Step It Up in your garden for Recycle week - 20th - 26th September
Recycle Week is Recycle Now’s flagship annual event which is a celebration of recycling across the nation. Now in its 18th year, it’s the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments, and the media come together to achieve one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.
This year’s theme is Step It Up…
The Climate Crisis is a tough subject. But we can actively do something about it every day. Like the small but powerful habit - recycling. At Garden Organic, we’re here to help you ‘Step it Up’ by thinking about what you can recycle in your growing area.
How to Step It Up in your garden
1. Compost, compost, compost
Home composting is simply the best way for a gardener to recycle. With just a little bit of space and know-how, you can turn your kitchen and garden waste into fantastic fertile garden compost – giving the soil and your plants a boost. There are so many different types and sizes of compost bin: from a multi-bay system made from recycled spare pallets to a recycled plastic ‘Dalek’ shaped bin. Even a small wormery that could sit in your kitchen, patio, or balcony. We’re confident everyone can get composting in some way.
Click here for our full compost advice.
2. Think hard about your plastic use
From plastic plant pots and labels to potting compost bags and garden tools, UK gardens are rife with plastic. But there are a number of ways we can all reduce our plastic use, as well as thinking about recycling and end of life for all those tools, bags, and containers.
Click here for our simple guide
3. Use your water wisely
Fresh water is an incredibly precious resource – although it may not feel like that on a rainy September day. Organic growers understand that we need to treat water wisely, and not waste it. Why not recycle rainwater, by installing a water butt or two? Or saving your vegetable rinsing water for use on houseplants and pots outside? You can also make the water you use go further with these simple tips on wise watering.