Win On Waste, a Dorset one-stop shop charity, has called for families to be more resourceful with waste materials.
The organisation, which is based in Poole, makes the most of items that are hard to recycle, such as crisp packets and laundry detergent bags.
The team sends off these durable materials to be processed responsibly.
Alternatively they may donate items such as corks and ring pulls to other charities to help with their fundraising or project work.
Stacey Woods, the business manager at Win on Waste, said: “We aim to help local households do more with the waste they produce or reduce the amount of waste that they create in the first place.
“The climate crisis is a huge topic. Many people wonder: what can we do as individuals? There are many things that we can do locally with proactive action, that is going to contribute to a better future.
“If you reduce waste and bring unwanted waste to us, you are responsibly recycling instead of sending those unwanted items to a landfill.
“People see our initiative and realise that we can all make a little difference. With the environment, a hot topic on the news agenda at the moment, we are finding that people are more environmentally aware. People are actively looking for these sort of schemes and we are all being more responsible”.