Eco Tips

Surprising ways to save energy in the home

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, Energy Saving, green home

led lights, green home, energy saving

We all know about the common ways to save energy in the home; turning off gadgets instead of putting them onto standby and purchasing more efficient appliances. However, Northern Powergrid, who can help with any electric connection around your property, have put together this guide highlighting some of the energy-saving techniques which you may never […]

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What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of My Old Bed?

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green home, recycling

recycling your mattress, recycling household items, recycling beds

The most recent National Bed Federation’s (NBF) End of Life Mattress Report (2016) showed that 74,000 less mattresses were recycled in 2015 than 2014. Over a similar time period, local authorities also reported that having little access to suitable recycling centres, following their own bulky waste collections and fly-tipping clean ups, meant that having to […]

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5 Tree Conservation Tips for a Better Environment

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green gardening

rainforest campaigns, sustainable palm oil

Trees are of great benefit to every home and the environment in general. Additionally, planting trees can increase a property’s value, boost attraction for commercial businesses, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, and reduce ozone levels. Trees absorb CO2, which is responsible for the greenhouse effect and, in turn, release oxygen that humans need to […]

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