Waste and Water

The facts 

  • The average UK household uses 349 litres of water a day
  • Each year, about 7 million tonnes of food and drink is wasted by UK homes  
  • Approximately 2% of total carbon emissions are from domestic waste in Mendip 

The plan 

  • Promote water conservation techniques 
  • Reduce waste going to landfill 
  • Reduce single-use plastic consumption
  • Encourage all festivals, events and Council markets to strive to be zero waste 

Key sources of advice and information: 

  • Our waste and recycling is managed by Somerset Waste Partnership. Click here for more information on topics such as tackling food waste and what you can recycle in Mendip