Do me a favour, leave your plastic wrapping at the supermarket!

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I have come across some good news that will help householders across the country quietly join the move towards a more active zero waste lifestyle.

Reported in this week’s LetsRecycle bulletin is the news that the UK’s key supermarkets (Asda; The Co-operative . . . → Read More: Do me a favour, leave your plastic wrapping at the supermarket!

Bottled Water: Just How Bad Is It For The Environment And Our Health?

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Did you know that more than 90 percent of the environmental impact from a disposable plastic bottles happens before the consumer ever opens it? Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council, explains that we often . . . → Read More: Bottled Water: Just How Bad Is It For The Environment And Our Health?

Happy National Tin Can Day!

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Yes you can recycle your cans!

But did you know that tomorrow was National Tin Can Day?

It might seem a little silly to have a day in praise of the tin can, but look . . . → Read More: Happy National Tin Can Day!

Top tips for saving energy at home

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With news that several energy providers going to increase their electricity prices, it’s time to have a look at how you can save energy – and money – at home. It doesn’t take much to save a little here and there, and . . . → Read More: Top tips for saving energy at home

Tips on how to reduce your household waste

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‘New year, new beginnings’, isn’t that what they say? How about starting the new year with a look at our own consumption and how we can reduce waste on a daily, weekly and yearly basis?

In 2009/10 each household in England produced . . . → Read More: Tips on how to reduce your household waste

11 ways to reuse and recycle wine corks

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Cork – reuse or reycle instead of landfill

Apparently there are 13 billion natural cork wine closures sold into the world market each year. At present, the majority of them end up in landfills which is a waste of a resource because . . . → Read More: 11 ways to reuse and recycle wine corks

Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928

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In this age of consumerism, particularly around the holiday season, sometimes its easy to forget that the things we’ve used the longest often have the most value to us — but the virtues of reuse just seem come naturally to some . . . → Read More: Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928

Close That Door–You’re Wasting Energy

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Here’s an idea that is so obvious it should be a no-brainer: shut the door and save energy. The Close the Door Campaign is asking retailers to conserve energy by keeping their front doors closed.

Why do shops . . . → Read More: Close That Door–You’re Wasting Energy

Feed the birds and reduce food waste!

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Spend a bit of time thinking about the birds that visit your garden. Filing up a bird feeder can be the difference between life and death for them, especially for some of the smaller birds that . . . → Read More: Feed the birds and reduce food waste!

Glastonbury Now Largest Private Solar Power Station In The UK

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Worthy Farm in Somerset best known as the home of Glastonbury Festival, is now also the home of the largest privately owned solar power station in the UK.

Festival founder Michael Eavis has installed over 1000, solar panels on . . . → Read More: Glastonbury Now Largest Private Solar Power Station In The UK