Out and about


  • If you're taking lunch with you on your day out, use re-sealable containers instead of over packaged convenience foods.
  • Don't forget to use rechargeable batteries in your portable music players.


  • Start a book club with friends and colleagues. Sharing books saves resources and money - and it's great for your social life!
  • When exercising or walking take a drink with you in a reusable bottle.
  • When out and about having a picnic choose reusable containers and flasks to store your food and drink.
  • If it's a rainy day and the kids are bored, why not get them making things with household 'junk.'


  • If you attend a class or activity at a local school or sports centre, don't just bin your rubbish, look out for the recycle point.
  • Most campsites will have a recycle point, if they don't then store your recyclables in a carrier bag hung on the car wing mirror. Put it in the boot and then drop it off next time you visit the shops.
If you have a question about resources or recycling in Cumbria call our helpline on  0845 055 1118
or email us at  info@recycleforcumbria.org