Do It Yourself

Reduce, reuse, recycle

The first step to contribute to reduce the impact we have when we waste is to reduce waste.Rethink, Reduse, Reuse and Recycle is the way forward! As a first step, here are 100 tips to help you to reduce waste.


If you like to tinker here you will find a lot of different ideas of how to turn your waste into purses, jewelry, or even music instrument!

Download Gtz Waste Booklet “Caderno do Lixo ” (in Portuguese) here:

Caderno do Lixo – Part 1, Caderno do Lixo – Part 2 and Caderno do Lixo – Part 3


If you have a garden, compost is one of the easiest way to reduce your waste production by 40 to 60%.

Find here a simple guide (in Portuguese) to organize a compost and here a more extensive documentation(in English) about the preparation and use of compost.