Reduce - Rugby Net Zero
Buy better products
e.g. loose fruit and vegetables, use reusable bags, e.g. Rugby Unwrapped
Buy only what you need
Upgrade or repair
If you've been able to buy a better product (see above) you will be able to repair your goods without tools - or with simple, common tools. And if you're stuck trying to do it yourself, you can always take it along to the Rugby Repair Cafe.
Hire instead of buying
Grow your own
Use rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. This saves energy because the energy needed to manufacture a battery is on average 50 times greater than the energy it gives out. While the rechargeable cells have a higher initial cost, rechargeable batteries can be recharged many times.
Using rechargeable battery system can reduce toxic materials sent to landfills compared to using disposable batteries. For example, some rechargeable batteries claim a service life of 100-1000 times more than a regular battery. However, rechargeable batteries are not suitable for smoke alarms as they tend to run out suddenly, preventing the alarm from warning when battery power is low.