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    How To Recycle Old Electronics

    How many old phones are in the drawers in your bedroom right now? Any old gadgets in the kitchen that you bought, most likely in the January sale, that are now collecting dust? No shame in any of this, we’re just as guilty. It’s unbelievably easy to accumulate electronics and technology from mobile phones to old kettles, our homes are full of electronics going to waste. The first thing to say is, don’t bin electronics!  Everything with a plug, battery or cable must be recycled separately from your general rubbish, most councils make this clear on their website.  To help declutter the wires from your home in the most eco-friendly way possible,…

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    Spring cleaning? Here’s the eco-friendly way!

    The sun is out, and we feel the need to spring clean! Open all of the windows to let the fresh air in, enjoy the first flowers coming through and finally try to organise our lives. As with all home projects our first instinct was to consult our friends, family and of course the internet for advice on how to tackle the big cleaning project. Unfortunately, a lot of recommendations online seem to revolve around buying new organisational systems, throwing out or donating things you no longer need and covering everything in bleach. This led us to thinking there must be a way to get that fresh start feeling to spring without…

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    Dig Into Gardening in 2022

    We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the sunshine keeps making an appearance!  If you’re anything like us you’ll be absolutely itching to get out into the garden and enjoy the brighter weather. We love gardening! It brings colour into any space, gives you a tactile hobby that gets you away from a screen and gets you into the great outdoors. If this is the year that you’ve decided to discover your green thumb we’ve got some tips to help you make the most of your gardening, your time and of course how to get started in an eco-friendly way.  Plant what you’ll enjoy The first step is the “boring” one, the…

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    Cut Down On Food Waste To Save Money And The Planet

    There’s a lot of focus in the news about how our diets are impacting the planet. We’ve all heard that there’s too much plastic in food storage, that we need to reduce our meat intake and that we should all be eating as seasonally as we can. These are all very important to consider, but one thing that needs to be highlighted even more is the amount of food waste we produce in the UK. In the UK, 6.7 million tonnes of food is wasted per year which totals to costs of £10.2 billion a year. This represents costs of £250-£400 per household per year. On the one hand we don’t know…

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    3 Ways To Save Energy At Home

    How much was your latest energy bill? At the end of winter it’s entirely possible that your energy bill was alarming to read. This isn’t ever a good time for the bank balance but as well as the obvious cost to you there’s the hidden cost of what overconsumption is doing to the planet.  Being aware of how much energy you use at home and taking steps to reduce overall energy usage not only will save you money but it will also reduce the size of your carbon footprint. Small disclaimer! It’s worth mentioning that the concept of a carbon footprint was created by BP in order to put the responsibility for…