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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Creating An Eco Friendly Kitchen

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

electric heating, energy saving radiators

With more and more people considering the effect their lifestyles have on the environment, it may be time for you to think about how to make your own home more eco-friendly. Saving energy should be your prime focus as although renewable sources of energy are increasing their share of production we still rely on polluting […]

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Ethical Investing in 2018

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, Environmental Campaigns

green home, green energy

Five years ago, ethical investments were all the rage in the UK. After all, not only did these options enable individuals to contribute towards the well-being of the environment, but the top-performing funds also rewarded investors with returns of between 40% and 50% in some instances. While these margins may have been squeezed during recent […]

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The Great Glastonbury Clean Up

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, recycling

green festival, eco events

Year after year, thousands of die-hard music fans descend on Worthy Farm to enjoy the world-class experience that is Glastonbury Festival. This year, the much-anticipated festival takes place between June 22nd and June 26th, promising stellar sets from Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and a host of other incredible acts. However, when the music ends and […]

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4 Starting Points For A Green Office

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, Green Business, recycling

eco office tips

It’s been growing slowly domestically over recent years and it finally seems as though “being green” is now being translated to the office environment. More and more companies are starting to take their green responsibilities seriously in their workplaces and reaping both the financial and environmental rewards that this brings. Of course, there are umpteen ways […]

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