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?

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!

How to beat British Gas fuel rises this winter

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Last week British Gas’s announced that they will raise gas and electricity bills by 7% effective December 10th. While this wasn’t the Christmas present that most of us were hoping for, there are a number of things you can do to . . . → Read More: How to beat British Gas fuel rises this winter

The Greener Option for Christmas Trees

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With Christmas Eve just one month away, and the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) warning of a Christmas tree shortage, it is time to think about which tree to get: real or fake?

Over six million real trees are bought every Christmas, . . . → Read More: The Greener Option for Christmas Trees

Love Food Hate Waste: iPhone App helps You To Reduce Food Waste

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Love Food Hate Waste is an iPhone app designed in Scotland to help minimize food waste.

The app has over 350 simple meal ideas that encourages users to look at food differently and find ways to reduce food waste.

Although similar . . . → Read More: Love Food Hate Waste: iPhone App helps You To Reduce Food Waste