Effective waste management can help minimise the sights and smells of rubbish tips. We have all seen bins filled to overflowing surrounded by bedding and discarded items. It’s a problem throughout the year but worst, of course, in summer. So please spare a thought for those who have to live near these areas. Nearby the owners of gardens and olive groves are fighting a constant and losing battle to keep their land clean.

It doesn’t have to be like this. We can all help by understanding and following the “effective waste management pyramid”:

  1. Reducing consumption – buy items with minimal packaging, reuse carrier bags, etc
  2. Sell or give away items you no longer need
  3. Recycle and compost
  4. Only dispose of items as a last resort
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