Councils across north London are holding a series of public events for European Waste Reduction Week (EWRW).
The European Commission backed awareness-raising week runs from 17 to 25 November.
North London Waste Authority (NLWA), under its new new Wise Up to Waste campaign, will promote its message through adverts and roadshows over the week.
Cllr Clyde Loakes, chair of the NLWA, said: “The events taking place in the seven north London boroughs during the European Week for Waste Reduction are designed to highlight the impact of what we buy and use on the environment and help people see how we can all make simple changes to drastically reduce the amount of waste that we create.
“Producing less waste could help improve your community, save the planet, and save the pennies in your pocket.”
Among the planned activities are ‘swishing’ clothes swapping parties, ‘give stuff and takes stuff’ events, waste advice roadshows and a ‘say no to junk mail’ campaign.
● Waste Awareness Wales/Ymwybyddiaeth o Wastraff Cymru is highlighting food waste for Waste Reduction Week.
The Welsh Government-funded consumer campaign has teamed up with WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste drive to highlight the importance of reducing the amount of food thrown away.